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Spying Behind Japanese Lines with the Coastwatchers in the South Pacific" by Michael Freeman: "This sequence of five photos was taken of another Betty [1365 Tail H-352] downed in a mangrove swamp on New Georgia Island. In excellent condition, the wreck was salvaged by disconnecting the wings from the fuselage, removing the empennage, separating the fuselage into two main parts and floating all sections out of the swamp on bamboo rafts built by the natives. After reaching ANCIPSA's camp at Munda, Betty was crated and shipped back to U. S. In Photo 7, Sgt Frank Kubo leans on Betty's fin. Information gleaned from this find showed that improved Betty was armed with four 20mm cannon and one 13mm machine gun, was equipped with improved Mitsubishi radials and have revised seating forward for navigator and radar operator."
Credit: Airpower Magazine Volume 24, No. 4 Date: July 1994
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