23 May 1943

Japan
7 Aug 1945

Japan
  • The Japanese Nakajima J9N-1 Kikka (Orange Blossom) naval special attack jet aircraft made its maiden flight at Kisarazu Naval Airfield in Japan with Lieutenant Commander Susumu Takaoka at the controls. ww2dbase [J9N-1/J9Y Kikka | Kisarazu, Chiba | AC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1945
Kikka prototype jet aircraft with crew, Kisarazu Airfield, Japan, 7 Aug 1945Kikka prototype jet being prepared for its first flight, Kisarazu Air Field, Japan, 7 Aug 1945
11 Aug 1945

Japan
  • The J9N-1 Kikka prototype jet fighter was damaged at Kisarazu Naval Airfield in Japan after a RATO-related take-off accident and the war ended before repairs could be completed. ww2dbase [J9N-1/J9Y Kikka | Kisarazu, Chiba | AC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Aug 1945
Kikka prototype jet, Kisarazu Airfield, Japan, 11 Aug 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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