On March 1, 1943 the Imperial Japanese Navy formed the 938 Kokutai with seaplanes from Kunikawa Maru and Kamikawa Maru. To support the air group, Kunikawa Maru operates as a seaplane tender and Kamikawa Maru serves as an aircraft transport. The 938 Kokutai operated from Shortland Harbor Seaplane Base.
On April 15, 1943, the 11 Dai 2 Kantai Dai 11 Koku Sentai (11th Carrier Squadron) was formed, comprised of aircraft from seaplane tenders Kamikawa Maru and Kunikawau Maru that comprised the R-Hōmen Kōkū Butai (R-Area Air Force), Southeast Area Fleet operating from Shortland Harbor Seaplane Base.
Afterwards, operated A6M2-N Rufe from Rabaul and Kavieng. Finally, operated E13A Jakes.
The group used different tail codes at various dates.
|L-1 or L-2
||? - until March 1943
|| March 1943 - ?
Combined Fleet - Kunikawa Maru Tabular Record of Movement
Do you have photos or additional information to add?