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Clark Field Captured Japanese Aircraft

After the capture of Clark Field on January 31, 1945 many Japanese aircraft were captured at the airfield. Forty five Ki-45 Nicks were captured at Clark, also a Ki-67 Peggy, eight Ki-44 Tojo, Ki-43 Oscar and others. These aircraft were studied by ATIU (Air Technical Intelligence Unit) that based itself at Clark to repair and test them.  Profiles on select aircraft captured include:

G4M2 Betty Tail Number 763-12
Captured at Clark FIeld and flight tested by TAIU

G3M2 Nell Tail Number 356
Captured at Clark FIeld scrapped or disappeared

D4Y1 Judy Manufacture Number 1220
Captured at Clark FIeld scrapped or disappeared

D4Y3 Judy Manufacture Number 3957 Tail 33
Captured at Clark FIeld and flight tested by TAIU with tail code S16

B6N2 Jill Tail 01-35
Captured, scrapped or disappeared

N1K2 George
Captured Clark Field

N1K2 George Manufacture Number 7102 Tail 341-S23
Captured, ATIU and flight tested, tail 341-S23 / TAIC tail S9

N1K1-J George Manufacture Number 5511 Tail 201-53
Captured by ATIU S7 flight tested, scrapped or disappeared

J2M3 Jack Tail 32-1??
Captured at Clark Field

J1N1 Irving Tail 53-85
Captured at Clark Field

J2M3 Jack Manufacture Number 3008
Captured Dewey Boulevard Strip, taken to Clark for ATIU evaluation S12

Ki-43-II Oscar
Displayed at the base until 1969 then removed

Ki-44 Tojo Manufacture Number 2068 Tail 'Mo'
Captured at Clark, ATIU tested S11

Ki-44 Tojo Manufacture Number ?

Ki-67 Peggy Tail Number 7-77
Captured, scrapped or disappeared

Ki-84 Frank Manufacture Number ?
Captured, ATIU test flown, Tail S10

Ki-84 Frank Manufacture Number 1446
Captured, ATIU test flown, Tail S17, sent to USA, restored, Japan

Tony Feredo adds:
"There were a number of Ki-84s captured at Clark from the 1st, 11th, 72nd Sentais."

Made In Japan... Tested in America!" by Robert Mikesh Air Power Magazine July 1982, Vol 12 No. 4

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