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World War II aircraft dataplates
Aircraft carried manufacture dataplates

Aircraft carried manufacture dataplates, that listed the aircraft's serial number or Manufacture number, date of construction or other data.  These dataplates adorned aircraft, engines or individual components. For aircraft wrecks, finding one of these plates allows confirmation of an aircraft's exact identity, and thus unlocks its exact history. Sought after by souvenir hunters or airplane collectors, most known crash sites are stripped of dataplates, sometimes even during the war by souvenir hunting soldiers or later by visitors to the wreck.

Japanese Dataplates | Allied Dataplates

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