Captured Japanese A6M Zero fighter at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Sep 1945; note missing stabilizer on aircraft and jeep in background

Caption   Captured Japanese A6M Zero fighter at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Sep 1945; note missing stabilizer on aircraft and jeep in background ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseState Library of Queensland, Australia
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 28 Jul 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Jun 2011 08:42:38 PM

Another photograph of the A6M3 Model 22 Zero 3844. Aircraft is in the process of being transported to New Zealand. After WWII the Zero was used as a static display, than stored, in the late 1940s through the 1950s, until it was restored by the Auckland War Museum, where it is on display today. BELIEVE IT OR NOT: The Japanese pilot who was to fly the Zero, wrote to the Museum reporting that he had been scheduled to fly the Kamikaze mission and later learned the mechanics, knowing the war was about to end, saved his life telling him the aircraft had mechanical problems.
2. Anonymous says:
19 Jul 2013 09:22:14 PM

My father was an AM2 aircraft metalsmith on bougainville. He was part of a CASU .unit

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