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  Ki-48-II Kou Lily Manufacture Number 1258  
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Justin Taylan 2003

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki. True serial number 258. Completed during early January 1943. The last digits of the manufacture number, '58' were painted on the left side of the nose and top of the tail. Spray painted in a green weave pattern, with two white vertical strips on the fusealge.

Wartime History
Abandoned on its landing gear at Nubia Airfield, near Hansa Bay sometime before the middle of June, 1944, when the area was occupied by Australian forces. This aircraft was studied by ATIU, which collected a 'generator voltage regulator' dataplate from the wreck. Their investigation did not note any tail number.

Wreckage
Partially scrapped over the decades, down to the wing spar and lower level of cockpit.

References
Thanks to Jim Long for additional information.
Japanese Aircraft Plates & Markings Card, M.I.S. No. 17548

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January 9, 2018

 

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