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  N1K1-J George Manufacture Number 5511 Tail 201-53
IJN
201st Kōkūtai

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1945

Aircraft History
Built by Kawanishi at Naruo some time between November 12 - 18, 1944 Assigned to the 201st Kōkūtai, with tail code 201-53 painted in yellow. Stationed at Clark Field or maybe at Mabalacat East where the 201st was stationed.

Wartime History
Captured at Clark Field on January 30, 1945.

Immediately marked with chalk:
"KEEP OFF off limits to all personnel by orders of CG AAF" and "Bawal la ring tung tatagin kanining airoplaneo by American Army"

Tony Feredo adds:
"The writings on the fuselage are in "kapampangan" (Pampanga dialect)."

Evaluated and flight tested by TAIU-SWPA at Clark Field, assigned tail
number S7, but only 7 was applied to the tail.

This aircraft was scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Thanks to Jim Long, Dave Pluth and Tony Feredo for additional info
Japanese Aircraft Makers' Plates and Markings, No. 72, April 3, 1945, page 10 via Jim Long

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January 31, 2018

 

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