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  Ki-46-II Dinah Manufacture Number 2375  
JAAF
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Michael Freeman 1944

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Ray Fairfield 1972

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi at the Oe-machi plant during early March 1943. Assigned to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) to an unknown unit. Painted in an overall gray color scheme. This aircraft operated in New Guinea.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Alexishafen Airfield.

Wreckage
Until 1974, the wreckage of this Dinah remained in a small stream bed. Partially dismantled in 1974 by Charles Darby for a Dinah restoration project based on wrecks around New Guinea. The project was never completed, nor were the components ever salvaged. Sometime in the later 1970's, these components were scrapped.

References
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 19 (middle, left photo)
Behind Enemy Lines has a wartime photo of this wreck
Production figures of the Mitsubishi Ki.46 by Jim Long

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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