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Sanyo Maru

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ATIU September 1943

Aircraft History
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.

Wartime History
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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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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