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|Pilot 1st Lt. Norito Yasuda
Upper Gunner Sgt. Maj. Furuguchi
Force landing July 4, 1943
Flying at 4,000 meters on their first bomb run, the target area was obscured by clouds and forced the bombers to turning around and make a second run. when when all released their bombs. Over the target, they were met with anti-aircraft fire and intercepted by defending fighters.
This bomber was hit in both engines. Upper gunner, Sgt. Maj. Furuguchi claimed three F4Fs shot down (American did loose three planes that day). Damaged, it force landed at Ballale Airfield. Abandoned, presumably from damage that mission and moved to the bone yard area for salvage.
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