Built by Mitsubishi. Completed September 22, 1942. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assembled at the 21st Naval Air Depot near Sasebo. Assigned to Sanyo
Maru. Tail code P-57.
This aircraft operated from Rekata Bay Seaplane Base and Rekata Bay Seaplane Base.
Abandoned at Rekata Bay sunken on the center pontoon.
During September 1943 a team from Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit (ATAIU) visited Rekata Bay and studied and photographed this aircraft. Manufacture Number 726 and tail code P-57 were noted. This aircraft was reported in Crashed Enemy Aircraft Report (CEAR) #17, released on February 15, 1944.
Crashed Enemy Aircraft Report (CEAR) #17, February 15, 1944 Type 0 Float Plane PETE - Aircraft Captured at Rekata Bay
Thanks to Richard Dunn and Jim Long for additional information.
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January 31, 2018