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751 Kokutai (Kanoya Kokutai)
Imperial Japanese Navy Kokutai

The Kanoya Kokutai operated the Type 1 Attack Bomber / Mitsubishi G4M1 "Betty".

During October 1942 arrived in Kavieng Airfield.

On November 1, 1942 redesignated the 751 Kokutai (26 Koku Sentai) and operated from Kavieng Airfield and Vunakanau Airfield near Rabaul.

On July 2, 1943 751 Kokutai (21st AirFlot) sent a detachment of twelve G4M1 Betty bombers led by Lt. Motozu flew from Tinian to Rabaul as reinforcements for the defense of the Central Solomons.

On July 15, 1943 the detachment's nine G4M1 Bettys flew a bombing mission against Rendova / Roviana. American fighters shoot down six including G4M1 Betty piloted by Lt. Motozu.

On December 11, 1943 the 702 Kokutai was disbanded and surviving air crews were absorbed into the 751 Kokutai.

Markings and Tail Codes
Prewar and at the start of the Pacific War, the Kanoya Kokutai used tail code K-XXX (three digits). In the South Seas combat area, used a three digit tail code XXX (three digits).

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