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|Pilot FPO1c Kazuhichi Inoue (survived)
Force Landed May 18, 1942
Over the target, the Bettys dropped their bombs over 7 Mile Drome hitting the northwest end of the runway and dispersal area damaging water supplies, telephone lines, tents, a mess hall and two trucks from the Australian Army 17th anti-tank regiment, C Troop.
After completing the bomb run, the Bettys were intercepted by Airacobras from the 8th Fighter Group, 35th Fighter Squadron and 36th Fighter Squadron. This bomber was hit causing at least thirty-five bullet holes, damaging one engine and causing it to smoke. Aboard, four of the crew were wounded. This Betty crash landed at Lae Airfield at 10:10am and afterwards was written off.
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