Built by Mitsubishi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as Type Zero Observation Seaplane / F1M2 Pete manufacture number unknown. This aircraft had dark green upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces.
Assigned to the 954 Kōkūtai with tail code 954-33. This seaplane operated from Mindoro Island.
on the beach at Magarin Bay near San Jose on Mindoro Island. The wreckage of this aircraft was captured by the U. S. Army after the December 15, 1944 landing. Afterwards, photographed with the main float sunk into the sand and damage sustained to the tail and wings.
Thanks to Tony Feredo and Minoru Kamada for additional information.
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January 21, 2018