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? Sentai

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Roy Worcester 1973

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Randy Ogg 1976

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Bruce Fenstermaker 1991

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Phil Bradley 2011

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi estimated assembly date March 1943. Unknown if this aircraft was a reconnaissance version or assault version. Assigned to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) to ? Sentai.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Babo Airfield.

Wreckage
Remained in situ at the airfield until the early 1980s.

Salvage & Display
During the 1980s, this aircraft was salvaged and transported to the Indonesian Air Force Museum (AURI). Restored for static display painted in the markings of the Indoesian Air Force during 1945-49 markings with tail number "G32".

References
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 66 (upper)

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January 31, 2018

 

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