Built by Mitsubishi at Nagoya No. 3 Works. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to ? Kokutai. No known markings.
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.
"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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June 29, 2019