Japanese pilot Kashimura's A5M fighter shortly after being hit by anti-aircraft fire and losing the tip of the port wing, over Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, 9 Dec 1937, photo 2 of 2

Caption   Japanese pilot Kashimura's A5M fighter shortly after being hit by anti-aircraft fire and losing the tip of the port wing, over Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, 9 Dec 1937, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Sep 2015 02:41:22 PM

AGANIST THE ODDS: ROLL THE DICE Mitsubishi A5M1 (Claude) flown by pilot Flight Petty Officer Kanichi Kashimura of the 13th Air Group, Second Air Flotilla, Shanghai, China flew his damaged fighter back to base. Damage from ground fire and a collision with a Chinese Hawk fighter over Nanching December 1937, Kashimura flew 600km / 372miles with 1/3rd of the wing torn away. Aircraft was returned to Japan and placed on display in its damaged condition at the Naval Military Museum during WWII.

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