A captured B6N2 torpedo bomber with US markings, post-WW2, photo 1 of 2

Caption   A captured B6N2 torpedo bomber with US markings, post-WW2, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Feb 2009 09:08:31 AM

Photo above: Captured "jill" test flown by A.T.I.U.-S.W.P.A. The jill was among many japanese aircraft left by the japanese on Clark Field, Philippines. Photo's one and two, show same aircraft.
2. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
22 Feb 2009 10:47:44 AM

U.S.Forces captured many japanese aircraft at Clark Field, Philippines. Many aircraft were salvaged and tested by A.T.I.U.-S.W.P.A. Letters stand for Air Technical Intelligence Unit South West Pacific Area. Sometimes the letter "A" that stood for Air, was deleted.
3. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
22 Feb 2009 11:40:16 AM

Where are they now? At the end of WWII, many Japanese aircraft were shipped back to the U.S. for study and tests. However, many aircraft were scrapped, some were put in storage but years of neglect took there toll on the aircraft.Where you can see the aircraft: Adm. Nimitz Museum,Texas has a Kawanishi N1K1(Rex)Seaplane, The Air Force Museum, Wright-Patterson,Ohio Kawanishi N1K2-J (George), Mitsubishi A6M2 (Zeke), National Air & Space Museum, Wash. D.C. Aichi B7A2 (Grace),Aichi, M6A1 Serian, Kawasaki Ki-45 (Nick), Mitsubishi A6M5 (Zeke),Nakajima B6N2 (Jill), Nakajima C6N1-S (Myrt),Nakajima J1N1-S (Irving). Planes of Fame, Chino, Calif. Aichi D3A2 (Val), Mitsubishi A6M5 (Zeke), Mitsubishi J2M3 (Jack), Mitsubishi J8M1 (Shusui). Many Air Museum's across the United States, have other japanese aircraft in their collections.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Jun 2011 08:24:45 PM

Continued from my 17 Feb 2009 comment

Nakajima B6N "Jill" torpedo bomber was rebuilt from two other B6N's. Tested by TAIU, Clark Field, June 1945.
01-35 flew with the 701st Kukutai,252 Hikotai
based in the Philippines.
5. David F Pawlowski says:
28 Apr 2013 11:42:01 AM

Does anyone have any information on the claims that the Air Technical Intelligence Unit South West Pacific Area (ATIU) also discovered the remnants of the Amelia Earhart Lockheed Electra 10E in a hangar on Aslito airfield in June/July 1944?

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