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Tainan Kōkūtai

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December 1942
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Justin Taylan 2000

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi on November 1940, the 13th G6M1 built. Assigned to the Tainan Kokutai. Tail number V-902.

Wartime History
One of two Bettys being used as transport planes for the Tainan Kōkūtai.  The other was G6M1-L2 Tail Number V-903.

On August 29, 1942 while parked at Buna Airfield (Old Strip), destroyed during an air raid by B-26 Marauders and P-400 Airacobras. The attack burned the aircraft's center section, leaving only the engines and tail section.

To this day, small pieces of this wreck and engines remained near the middle of Buna Airfield (Old Strip).

Mitsubishi G4M Betty page 52
Eagles of the Southern Sky (2012) pages 31

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November 9, 2019


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