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71st Sentai

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US Army February 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima. Assigned to the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). Assigned to the 71st Sentai. No known markings or tail code.

Wartime History
This aircraft was abandoned at Puerto Princesa Airfield with a pair of drop tanks attached.

On February 28, 1945 this aircraft was captured when the US Army 41st Division liberated the area. Reportedly when found there was a dead body in the cockpit (or a body was placed there by American forces intentionally). Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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