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  G4M1 Model 11 Betty Manufacture Number 1655 Tail U2-???
IJN
702 Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi at Nagoya during March 1943. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the 702 Kōkūtai. Tail code U2-???.

Wartime History
This bomber was abandoned on Ballale Airfield. While parked, a bomb blast damaged the forward fuselage.

Wreckage
Remains in situ on Ballale Island. The forward fuselage badly damaged by bomb blast. The right landing gear leg appears to only have been partially deployed or collapsed. The fuselage door is missing.

References
Air'Tell Research Report "G4M Serial Numbers" by Jim Long
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 34 (upper)
Charles Darby noted Manufacture Number and tail number in 1974

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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