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  F1M2 Pete Manufacture Number 57?? Tail 22
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? Kōkūtai

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Franklin Bridgewater 1965
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circa 1970s
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Justin Taylan 2003

Wartime History
Crashed in a mangrove swamp in the Sohano Channel off Sohano Island in the Buka Passage.

Wreckage
This fueslage was recovered sometime in the late 1970s and moved to Sohano Island, where it is displayed next to the Japanese memorial, possibly in the early 1980's when the memorial was built. A propeller hub is displayed with the fuselage.

Justin Taylan adds:
"I visited this wreck in 2003, sadly, grafiti was painted on the left side of the fuselage, and many pieces of fuselage skin had been removed."

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Pacific War Images page 22 (top)

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January 1, 2014

 

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