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  Ki-48-I Lily Manufacture Number ? (Square Hinomaru) 
JAAF
45th Sentai

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Albert Stoltzman 1943

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USN August 1943

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Anthony Dean Lucas
circa September 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Kawasaki. This aircraft was likely manufacture number 205, 387, 442, 479 or 534. Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Assigned to the 45th Sentai.

This aircraft was painted with green upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces. The leading edge of the wings had a yellow identification stripe. The fuselage Hinomaru was inside a white square.

Wartime History
This aircraft was abandoned at Munda Airfield either due to force landing with damage or was disabled while parked on the ground.

Wreckage
On August 5, 1943 captured by the U. S. Army at Munda Airfield. This aircraft was captured largely intact, with the rear fuselage and tail section missing, damage to the left wing and nose.

Afterwards, studied by Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) personnel. During August 1943, loaded onto a U. S. Navy barge at Munda and transported to Lunga Point on Guadalcanal. During September 1943 this aircraft was displayed at Guadalcanal. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared. Parts of this aircraft might have been transported to the United States and used for metallurgical tests.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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