Australian Lieutenant Colonel R. A. C. Muir and Dutch Colonel de Rooy inspecting a captured Japanese Ki-46 aircraft at Menado, Celebes, Dutch East Indies, 3 Oct 1945

Caption   Australian Lieutenant Colonel R. A. C. Muir and Dutch Colonel de Rooy inspecting a captured Japanese Ki-46 aircraft at Menado, Celebes, Dutch East Indies, 3 Oct 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseAustralian War Memorial
Identification Code   120368
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Photos on Same Day 3 Oct 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 Oct 2011
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1. Anonymous says:
12 Oct 2011 04:35:45 AM

How do you explain the Nazi cross on the fuselage?
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
12 Oct 2011 07:15:38 AM

All captured Japanese aircraft were painted white overall and with green crosses for identifying purposes.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 Oct 2011 08:03:44 PM

Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah" was a high-altitude
reconnaissance aircraft operated by the IJAAF
The Luftwaffe was also interested in the
Ki-46 and negotiated the manufacturing licence under the Japanese-German Technical Exchange Program, but nothing came of it.


Automobile is a 1940/1941 Nash Ambassador 600
Powered by a stright 8-cylinder,liquid cooled
engine of 115hp, the Nash could deliver about
25mpg, fuel tank held 20 gallons.

The Nash is a real survivor how many hands
changed using that car, from 1942 to 1945.
The Japanese invaded the Dutch East Indies
January 1942 and was in control until Japan surrendered in 1945.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Oct 2011 04:50:57 PM

Anonymous For Your Information:

Nazi Cross! no such thing as a Nazi Cross
The Ki46 was never in Luftwaffe service, and
if your thinking about the Balkenkreuz your wrong again.
The Balkenkreuz (Beam Cross) was used by the
Luftwaffe on the upper and lower wings and on the fuselage sides, the swastika was on each side of the the tail, as the war progressed many variations of the insignia were used.
Japanese aircraft that surrendered to the Allies, were to be painted overall white with
green crosses in eight positions, Japanese
aircraft could also surrender with green crosses painted against a white square in the same eight positions.

The Balken Cross has nothing to do with a
geographical area. Balkenkreuz means:
Beam Cross and the design goes back to the
Teutonic Knights.

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