IJN airplane Losses-9 April 1942 ?

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IJN airplane Losses-9 April 1942 ?

Post by PF » Thu May 24, 2007 6:54 pm

9 April 1942 "PT-34" was attacked at Kauit Island near Cebu Philippines by four IJN "Flying boats". PT-34 had 1 KIA 1 DOW 2 WIA.
1) What was the IJN unit formation?
2) Did the IJN planes report any losses of shot down/badly damaged?

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Post by PF » Fri May 25, 2007 6:54 am

Reportably attacking aircraft were IJN floatplanes from seaplane carrier
"SANUKI MARU".

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Post by Edward » Fri May 25, 2007 11:22 am

PF Asked "Did the IJN planes report any losses of shot down/badly damaged?"

There were apparently no losses. See the page on the Sanuki Maru at the Combined Fleet website.

"9-10 April 1942:
SANUKI MARU and light cruiser YURA cover the landings on Cebu with DesDiv 2's SAMIDARE and MURASAME. Lt (j.g.) Robert B. Kelly's USS PT-34 is bombed, strafed, set afire and forced ashore at Cauit Island, Cebu by four Japanese floatplanes, probably F1M2 Petes from SANUKI MARU."

http://www.combinedfleet.com/Sanuki%20Maru_t.htm

Edward

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