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  G4M1 Model 11 Betty Manufacture Number 3187  
IJN
? Kokutai

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi at Nagoya No. 3 Works on January 4, 1942. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to an unknown Kokutai.

Wartime History
This bomber was believed to have been written off on May 14, 1942 at Lae Airfield. During September 1943 the wreckage of this bomber was captured by the Allies. Studied by Allied intelligence that noted the manufacture number.

Wreckage
This bomber was abandoned at Lae Airfield. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Air'Tell Research Report "G4M Serial Numbers" by Jim Long
Japanese Aircraft Makers Plates and Markings, Report No. 20, March 20, 1945, page 15

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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