One of two Type 95 tanks captured by the US Army during in the Pacific. Possibly, captured after the tank action on Baik Island.
Transported to the United States. Later, both tanks were brought to China Lake for use as targets on the firing range.
Both Type 95 tank wrecks were recovered from the range and restored to running condition by under the direction of Steve Greenberg over a period of approximately two years. Both with their original engine. This tank is restored with the dataplate 5092 and licence plate 212.
Aquired by the Oregon Military Museum and displayed outdoors. As of 2011, this tank is displayed at the entrance of the 41st Infantry Division Building.
Thanks to Budd Davison and Stan Gajda for additional information.
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August 19, 2018