Wrecked C6N-1 aircraft of Japanese Navy 121st Kokutai in a hangar, Ushi Point Airfield, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 30 Jul 1944. Note the Marine Corps Curtiss R5C-1 Commando in the background.

Caption     Wrecked C6N-1 aircraft of Japanese Navy 121st Kokutai in a hangar, Ushi Point Airfield, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 30 Jul 1944. Note the Marine Corps Curtiss R5C-1 Commando in the background. ww2dbase
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Identification Code   93215
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Photos on Same Day 30 Jul 1944
Photos at Same Place Tinian, Mariana Islands
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 29 Aug 2007
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1. Anonymous says:
30 Jan 2011 03:14:41 PM

Das ist eine C6N.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 May 2011 12:23:43 PM

Looks like this Nakajima C6N Saiun "Mert" (Painted Cloud) took damage from blast and shrapnel, the design held up well in spite of the damage to the hanger.
Both aircraft were designed by Nakajima and
had a forward swept tail the "Mert" could be mistaken for the "Jill"
The "Mert" was a three-seat carrier-borne reconnassance aircraft about 463 were built later the "Mert" was used as a night-fighter
over the Japanese homeland, against B-29 raids.
It was armed with one rear mounted 7.7mm machine gun, two fuselage mounted 20mm, or one 30mm cannon behind the pilot mounted obliquely.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Dec 2011 03:08:22 PM

Nakajima C6N1 "Myrt" number 21-103 belonged to the 121st Kokutai, two other Myrts were
found 21-104 and 21-104 the aircraft were
discovered by US Forces after the capture of Tinian.

The airfield was built by the Japanese, and known as Ushi Point Air Field. Did you know that after WWII B-29s left at Tinian were later sold for scrap and melted down.
One C6N1 did survive the mass post-war scraping frenzy, and is in storage at the National Air & Space Museum, Wash. D.C., USA.


The last Japanese aircraft shotdown in WWII
was a Nakajima C6N "Myrt" at 05:40AM a few minutes before Japan's surrender at 05:45AM
4. Woody says:
30 Jul 2020 09:26:47 PM

Yeah Bill, most of us who like this genre know that, some 29’s at the end of the war were flown from the factory right to the scrap yards. One of them was Kingman, Arizona...I forget the name of the scrap yard in the eastern US. Pacific Theater aircraft went to Kingman, European Theater aircraft went to the yard in the East. Roughly 14,000 aircraft were landed at Kingman, a smelter was set up on site and job of cutting up and melting down all those war winners into ingots that took 3 years...

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