On April 1, 1945 captured by American forces at Yontan Airfield on Okinawa.
After the war, it was stored at the former Park Ridge, IL National
Air & Space Museum storage
facility. Stored outdoors, the wings rotted, and it was later sold
to collector Earl
Rinert. Later, it was aquired by Yanks
Museum collection, displayed unrestored in their restoration hanger.
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January 31, 2018