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Pat Scannon 2003

Aircraft History
Built by Yokosuka. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as P1Y1 Ginga (Francis) manufacture number unknown.

Wartime History
Assigned to an unknown Kōkūtai. No known tail code or markings.

Mission History
This bomber ditched off Snake Island in Palau.

The center section of this aircraft remains in the shallow reef area off Snake Island. The tail is broken off to the north.

Thanks to Pat Scannon for historical details and photos.

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Last Updated
March 9, 2020


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