Built by Mitsubishi at Nagoya No. 3 Works. Manufacture Number unknown. Assigned to an unknown Kōkūtai.
During 1943 or 1944, this bomber was abandoned at Colonia
Airfield on Yap Island. Likely, it was disabled on the ground by American attacks against the airfield.
The wreckage remains including the cockpit section and tail. Today, the wreck is located deep in the
jungle, and a guide is required to locate it. The jungle is
so thick, that the wreck is almost impossible to see, or fully photograph.
Bryan West mentions:
"This Betty is just off of the runway into the jungle from
the old airfield on Yap Island. It appears to have received an almost
direct bomb hit because it is broken in half with the two ends about 50 feet
apart from each other and shrapnel all around.
Reportedly, Nobuo Harada wanted to salvage this wreck, but landowners canceled the deal to instead keep the wreck at the airfield for tourists instead.
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January 31, 2018