Built by Mitsubishi at Nagoya No. 3 Works. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the 705 Kokutai. Tail code 355 painted in yellow. Painted with green upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces.
Took off on a bombing mission against Guadalcanal. Crashed into the jungle, possibly inland from Cape Esperence.
during 1999, this aircraft impacted into thick jungle and
was scattered it was well preserved and undisturbed.
During 1999, a Japanese team from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare visited the wreck, led by a white expatriate. At the crash, the team recovered the remains of the crew.
Japanese NHK documentary "Betty 355" 1999
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January 9, 2018