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Re: Something different...

Post by fontessa » 10 Jan 2023 21:59

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報国第439号
第6大林組号
Hokoku No.439
ObayashiGumi Go No.6 (Dedicated on 6 November 1941)
(Zero Model21)
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Any idea who the pilot is? Also, the fuselage color & tail markings are both very light, the tail markings almost disappear into the background... I know there is much discussion as to what colors the early Zeros were actually painted and how that paint faded throughout the war.
The tail number was V-141. He was 2nd Flight Petty Offiicer 有田義助 Arita Gisuke / Tainan Navl Air Group.

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The photo was taken at Denpassar airfield, Bali. The light color of the Zero was standard at the beginning stage of the war.

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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 11 Jan 2023 07:03

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Re: Something different...

Post by ShindenKai » 11 Jan 2023 20:51

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Any Aces within this pic?

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Re: Something different...

Post by fontessa » 19 Jan 2023 10:44

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It was a A6M2 belonged to Kasumigaura Naval Air Group which was very famous for "Yokaren". See the below figure. The katakana "カ" on the vertical tail was "カ" for カスミガウラ Kasumigaura. 2 points shown by red arrows were the paints we don't see very often. The pilot may have been an instructor.

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Re: Something different...

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Re: Something different...

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General Yamashita in Germany in 1941.

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General Yamashita in Germany in 1941.
Army Lieutenant General Yamashita Tomoaki was the Inspector General of Army Aviation at this time. This is a photo of him when he visited Germany leading the German-Italian Military Inspection Team of Japan.

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