Built by Nakajima during December 1941. Uncode serial number 139. Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) as Type 1 Fighter / Ki-43 Oscar manufacture number 239.
Assigned to an unknown Sentai in New Guinea, likely 1st Hiko Sentai or 11th Hiko Sentai. This Oscar was abandoned at Malahang Airfield in New Guinea.
During September 1943, this Oscar was captured by the Australian Army when they occupied the Lae area. On September 16, 1943 inspected by U. S. Army Air Technical Inteligence Unit (ATIU) that noted the aircraft as Ki-43 Oscar manufacture number 239.
Thanks to Jim Long for Ki-43 production data
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May 15, 2020