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  Ki-49-II Helen Manufacture Number 3221  
JAAF
61st Sentai
1st Chutai

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima during the end of June 1943. Uncoded serial number 221. Assigned to the 61st Sentai, No. 1 Squadron.

Wartime History
On November 23, 1943 this bomber took off from either Dagua Airfield or But Airfield piloted by Sgt-Major Takata and Cpl Omori on a bombing mission against Finschafen. On that mission it carried ten 50kg Type 94 bombs, and fired 20 x 20mm, 160 rounds of 12.7mm, 115 rounds of 7.92mm and 8 rounds of 7.7mm.

References
Diary of Katsumi Omori JAAF, 61st Sentai Oct 30, 42 - Dec 1, 1943
Thanks to Richard Dunn for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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