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Bruce Fenstermaker 1991

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Phil Bradley 2011

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima. Uncode serial number unknown. Delivered to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) as Type 1 Fighter / Ki-43 Oscar manufacture number unknown.

Wartime History
Assigned to an unknown Sentai and operated from Babo Airfield. Likely, this Oscar was damaged on the ground and stripped for usable parts then abandoned at Babo Airfield.

Wreckage
Until the 1980s, this Oscar remained in situ at Babo Airfield.

Salvage
During the 1980s, this aircraft was salvaged to the tarmac area of Babo Airfield then transported to the Indonesian Air Force Museum (AURI) at Yogyakarta Airport.

Display
Static display at the Indoesian Air Force Museum (AURI), and painted in Indoesian Air Force markings, representing a Japanese aircraft in service with the Indoesian Air Force, post war.

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July 30, 2020

 

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