Japanese Ki-21 bomber dropping bombs on a target near the Yangtze River, China, 14 Sep 1940

Caption   Japanese Ki-21 bomber dropping bombs on a target near the Yangtze River, China, 14 Sep 1940
Source   United States Library of Congress
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Added By C. Peter Chen

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  1. Bill says:
    5 Oct 2011 10:23:50 PM

    Aircraft in above file photograph, is a
    Imperial Japanese Army Air Force Mitsubishi Ki-21-Ia Twin-engine bomber (Sally) this version of the bomber, had a long greenhouse canopy and was armed with three 7.7mm machine guns.
    The later model Ki-21-IIb had a turret armed with one 12.7mm machine gun, replacing the long greenhouse canopy, also armed w/7.7mm machine guns.

    The G5N Shinzan, was a Nakajima design for a four-engine long range heavy bomber, that never entered service with the IJAAF
  2. Bill says:
    23 May 2013 04:07:04 PM

    Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" Bomber photograph taken September 1940. Aircraft dropping its bombs over
    Chongqing, China. What does the KI,stand for Kiai...(Airframe).

    The Ki-21 "Sally" was the primary IJAAF bomber used during the Pacific War like most Japanese a/c
    the Sally lacked armor protection for its crew and fuel tanks. Later in the war, the Ki-21 was
    also used in "Special Attack Kamikaze Missions"


    Did you know the Ki-21 was assigned the code name
    Jane, but General MacArther didn't like it that a Japanese a/c was named after his wife, so it was changed to "Sally"
  3. Adios Sabata says:
    11 Oct 2014 02:30:57 AM

    Japanese G4M bomber is Not true.

    WW2 China Yangtze River near Chungking city

    bombing Japanese Bomber name is

    Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sally.
  4. C. Peter Chen says:
    12 Oct 2014 05:55:45 AM

    Thank you all for the correction on the aircraft identification. The caption has been updated.

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