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|Pilot Lt. Shinshiti Sumita, Buntai C.O. (KIA)
Co-Pilot Mori Hasegawa (KIA)
Observer Syuhei Kobayashi (KIA)
Observer Yoshihisa Kajishi? (KIA)
Observer Eisuke Sumimoto (KIA)
Radio Kiyoto Akiyoshi (KIA)
Radio Syoichi Mizuguti (KIA)
Engineer Syozo? (KIA)
Crashed May 15, 1943
Over the target, this bomber was picked up on Allied radar and was presumed to be lost around 7:49pm. Most likely, it was intercepted and shot down by P-70 Havoc piloted by 2Lt Burrell W. Adams from 6th Night Fighter Squadron (6th NFS) at 8:00pm roughly 35 miles northwest of 7-Mile Drome (Jackson).
US Radar Notes: Two raids this night. The first at 7:30pm against an inland airfield (possibly 17-Mile Durand), and a second raid at that same area at 7:40-5pm, with all clear sounded 8:03pm. A third raid at 8:29pm to Port Moresby area (possibly 3-Mile Drome).
Richard Dunn adds:
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