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  Ki-43 Oscar    
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? Sentai

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima. Assigned to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Assigned to the ? Sentai. No known markings or tail code.

Wartime History
Ditched or crash landed into the sea off Bogia near the jetty. This aircraft came to rest upside down on a sandy bottom.

Wreckage
Japanese single engine aircraft upside down in the water, several hundred yards directly out from the jetty at Bogia. Most likely a Ki-43 Oscar, although often incorrectly described as a "Zero".

Rod Pearce adds:
"I dove this wreck in 1972, it was in perfect condition. I thought it was a Hamp, but it could be an Oscar."

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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