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  G4M2 Model 12 Betty    
? Kōkūtai

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George Pierce 1951

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Roy Wiggs 1962

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi at Nagoya No. 3 Works. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to ? Kokutai. No known markings.

Wartime History
This bomber crash landed at Susaki Airfield on Chi Chi Jima. Possibly, force landed in an attempt fly in supplies. Afterwards, the aircraft was abandoned.

This bomber remained in situ until the early 1960s. Afterwards, scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Roy Wiggs recalls:
"I photographed this Betty in October of 1962. The wreckage is in the woods beside a very crude airstrip. The airstrip was located on the east side of the island and was very easy to find. The crash site was on the eastern side of the bay towards the northern end."

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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