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Captured Japanese Aircraft at Buna Airfield (Old Strip)
Listing of aircraft captured on December 27, 1942

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3018 Tail V-177
Hokoku 869 Abandoned upside down at Buna Airfield.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3020
Abandoned at Buna Airfield.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3021
Abandoned at Buna Airfield.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3024
Abandoned at Buna Airfield.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3028 Tail V-187
Hokoku 870 Abandoned at Buna Airfield, salvaged to Eagle Farm for restoration into a flyable A6M3 Hamp (Hybrid).

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3029
Abandoned at Buna Airfield.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3030 Tail Q-102
Abandoned at Buna Airfield, salvaged to Eagle Farm for restoration into a flyable A6M3 Hamp (Hybrid).

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3031
Abandoned at Buna Airfield.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3032 Tail V-190
Abandoned at Buna Airfield, salvaged to Eagle Farm for restoration into a flyable A6M3 Hamp (Hybrid).

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3036 Tail Q-104
Hokoku 878 Abandoned intact at the side of the runway.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3042 Tail Q-108
Houkoku 884 Abandoned, center section burned.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3043
Abandoned at Buna Airfield.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3044
Abandoned at Buna Airfield.

A6M3 Model 32 Zero Wreckage
Unidentified wreckage including undercarriage leg and pieces, possibly assocated with one of the known Model 32s surveyed.

D3A1 Model 11 Val Tail Number Q-276
Tail wreckage abandoned at Buna Airfield.

G6M1-L2 Betty Manufacture No 613 Tail V-902
Destroyed on the ground by B-26 and P-400 aerial attacks on August 29, 1942 afterwards abandoned at Buna Airfield.

G6M1-L2 Betty Manufacture No 209 Tail V-903
Destroyed on the ground by B-26 and P-400 aerial attacks on August 29, 1942 afterwards abandoned at Buna Airfield.

 

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