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  D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3029 Tail T2-222
IJN
582 Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Aichi during the middle of October 1942. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the 582 Kōkūtai (582 Air Group). Tail code T2-222.

Wartime History
This Val was abandoned at Munda Airfield.

Wreckage
In early August 1943 captured by the U. S. Army at Munda Airfield. Afterwards, evaluated by U. S. intelligence that noted manufacture number 3029 and tail code T2-222. Ultimate fate unknown possibly abandoned at the airfield or scrapped.

References
"Serial Number & Production Sequence D3A2 Carrier Bombers" by Jim Long
Thanks to Richard Dunn and Jim Long for additional information

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Last Updated
January 27, 2021

 

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