Built by Kawanishi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as Type 2 Flying Boat (H8K2 Emily). Assigned to an unknown Kokutai. No known markings or tail code. Painted with green upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces.
This flying boat was sunk into Tanapag
Harbor off Tanapag Seaplane Base on Saipan Island.
This Emily rests at a depth of 25' to 30' on a flat sandy bottom. The aircraft is broken up with the wing section largely intact. The instruments have long ago been stripped out, and all that
remains is the exterior shell of the aircraft. Inside is the metal
frame seat, and a control yoke The forward nose turret
and machine gun are sitting upright in the sand forward of the left wing.
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August 16, 2018