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11th Sentai
2nd Chutai

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circa 1939
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circa 1939

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima. Aikokuki 292 (Patriotic Presentation Number 292) donated by Taio Kanayama (鯛生金山) with Taio Kanayama Kojimachi Tokyo City District (Co) [東京市麹町区 鯛生金山(株] painted on the fuselage.

Assigned to the 11th Sentai, 2nd Chutai. Painted with a red lightning bolt on the tail and head of a demon on the fuselage, plus two white strips on the rear fuselage, one vertical the other diagonal.

Mission History
On August 22, 1939 shot down over Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan.

Wreckage
Tail wreckage and engine were captured by the Soviets and photographed and studied, including an inspection by VSS fighter pilot Stepan Danilov.

References
Aikokuki List - 292
Emblems of the Rising Sun
, page 19
Battle of the Steppes page 93 (photos), 107 (profile)

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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