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  G4M2 Model 12 Betty Manufacture Number 12013  
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TAIC July 30, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi at Nagoya No. 3 Works. At the factory, painted with dark green upper surfaces and gray lower surfaces with the upper portion of the nose and inside of each engine cowling painted black. The leading edge of the wing was painted with a yellow identification stripe. Radar equipped with antenna on the fuselage and nose. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as Type 1 Attack Bomber Hamaki / G4M2 Model 12 Betty manufacture number 12013.

Wartime History
Assigned to an unknown Kōkūtai (Air Group). This Betty was destroyed on the ground and burned at Orote Airfield on Guam. The wreckage including the intact tail section was captured by American forces. On July 30, 1944 surveyed by Allied intelligence and photographed.

Air'Tell Research Report "G4M Serial Numbers" by Jim Long
TAIC Summary #13 Japanese Navy Twin-Engine Bomber "G4M2" October 1944
Thanks to Jim Long for additional information

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July 6, 2021


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