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  N1K1-J Model 11 George Manufacture Number 7102 Tail 341-S23
IJN
341st Kōkūtai
S-402

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Fred Hill c1945

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TAIC April 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Kawanishi at Himeji sometime between August 13 to October 16, 1944. Propeller installed on September 15, 1944. Assigned to the 341st Kokutai, Fighter Flying Unit 402, with tail code 341-S23.

Wartime History
Captured at Clark Field on January 30, 1945. Allied intelligence TAIC-SWPA repaired this George and applied US markings and tail stripes. Assigned tail code S9.

Flying from Clark Field during April 1945, it was tested with the underwing and fusealge mounted guns removed, to resemble the N1K2-J configuration.

Afterwards (or postwar) this aircraft was scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Japanese Aircraft Makers' Plates and Markings, No. 72, April 3, 1945, page 11 via Jim Long
Thanks to Jim Long, Dave Pluth and Wells Sullivan for additional information

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January 9, 2018

 

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