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958 Kōkūtai

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Chris Cowx 1998

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Justin Taylan 2003

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Justin Taylan 2005

Aircraft History
Built by Aichi at Watanabe Iron Works. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to an unknown Kōkūtai. Likely, assigned to 958 Kokutai and operated from Shortland Harbor Seaplane Base.

Wartime History
Abandoned or sunk in Tuha Channel off Korovou (Korouvo) on Shortland Island.

This aircraft was abandoned or sunk in shallow water and rests on both pontoons. The tail section is missing. The propeller is missing and the engine has broken off from its mount and is resting on the bottom. The water visibility varies due to the proximity to shore.

Chris Cowx reports:
"Missing the tail but was otherwise intact including the cockpit interior, floats, wings, etc. It is sitting on it's floats and is in about 15' of water which means that the uppermost parts are only about 5' down. The engine and cowling was resting in front of it but the plane was sitting on the bottom on its floats as if parked. "

Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 49 (middle & lower photos)

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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