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  Ki-48-II Lily Manufacture Number 1342  
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Michael Freeman 1944
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Colin Jermy 1979
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Justin Taylan 1993
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Justin Taylan 2003

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki, true serial number 342.

Wartime History
Abandoned along side the runway at Alexishafen Airfield (Alexishafen No. 2).

Wreckage
The remains of this Lily were fully intact into the 1970's. At some point later, it was mostly scrapped by area villagers who cut the aliminium from the upper portions of the fuselage and tail to use in their villages.

Justin Taylan adds:
"I first visted this wreck in 1993. Ten years later, even more was scrapped. All the remaining aluminum was cut from the wings and center section, leaving nothing more than the main spar and frame to identify it as a Lily. Nearby there were remains of anther Lily to is side. All of that wreckage is now gone."

References
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 47 (lower)
Behind Enemy Lines Michael Freeman's 1944 photo

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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