Dummy IJN airplane!

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Dummy IJN airplane!

Post by PF » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:18 am

David Aiken in an email-sent to me-FOR REFERENCE ONLY

When VT-4 for USS Essex raided over an airfield at Tokunoshima, they made strafing runs over Japanese planes on the ground. There was only one real plane (Oscar ) that was under repair on the field. Japanese AAA at the airfield reported that those decoys had been very effective but the Oscar was also destroyed.

with an attachment
{National Archives # 80-G-313344?}

a picture {#AH1046} taken 16 April 1945 by Lt {jg} Gill H. De Witt "Dummy Japanese Plane made of straw found on Kadena airfield. Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands."

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