A6M Zero fighters on an airfield near Tokyo, Japan, late Aug 1945

Caption     A6M Zero fighters on an airfield near Tokyo, Japan, late Aug 1945 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseNational Museum of the United States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-490409
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A6M Zero   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 24 Aug 1945
Photos at Same Place Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
19 Jun 2016 06:41:41 PM


Photo shows Mitsubishi A6M Zeros sitting on a scattered flight-line. If you look close, you can see that the propellers have been removed, some aircraft had the pilots seat removed, along with fuel and ammo, to prevent any unauthorized flights.
At wars end the Imperial Navy and Army still had thousands of aircraft held in Japan. US forces later scrapped or burned surviving aircraft. A few twin-engine aircraft were used for communications within Japan but they were later grounded. Did you know it took the United States until 1947 to scrap the entire Japanese War Machine.

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