Captured P-40 fighters with Japanese markings, date unknown

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Apr 2014 02:08:12 PM

MADE IN AMERICA, TESTED IN JAPAN: The Japanese captured a number of Curtiss P-40s most were captured in shipping crates in Java. Among other aircraft captured were the early model Boeing B-17s of which several were captured. Aircraft were shipped to Japan evaluated and tested. Photograph shows a line up of P-40s a Boeing B-17 a Brewster F2A Buffalo that could have been captured from the Netherlands East Indies Air Force or RAF, Douglas DB7 twin-engine bombers that were captured from the Netherlands East Indies Air Force, and a number of other aircraft.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Apr 2014 03:15:31 AM

IN ENEMY HANDS: The Japanese tested and evaluated enemy aircraft at the Imperial Army Air Technical Research Laboratory Tachikawa, Japan. P-40'S OF THE RISING SUN: Captured Curtiss P-40's were flown by the (IJAAF) Imperial Japanese Army Air Force's 50th Sentai in defense of Rangoon.

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