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  F1M2 Pete   Tail 954-33
IJN
954 Kōkūtai

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US Army c1945

Wartime History
Built by Mitsubishi. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as Type Zero Observation Seaplane / F1M2 Pete manufacture number unknown. This aircraft had dark green upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 954 Kōkūtai. Tail code 954-33. During late 1944 operated from Magarin Bay near San Jose on Mindoro Island.

Wreckage
On December 15, 1944 captured by the U. S. Army largely intact on the beach at Magarin Bay. Afterwards, photographed with the main float sunk into the sand with damage sustained to the tail and wings.

References
Thanks to Tony Feredo and Minoru Kamada for additional information.

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October 23, 2019

 

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