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  G3M2 Nell Manufacture Number ? Tail 65
? Kōkūtai

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LIFE c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to ? Kokutai. Tail number "65" with a horizontal white stripe above.

Wartime History
This aircraft operated from Tarawa Airfield and abandoned in a boneyard area. After the US Marine Corps landing on Tarawa on November 20, 1943 the wreckage was captured when the airfield was seized.

During the American occupation of Tarawa, the wreckage of this aircraft was souvineered, removing most of the skin of the aircraft. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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