Japanese Zero ID tag?

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  1. rifleman

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    My grandfather brought these home from the war and I have no idea what they are or the translation, can anyone translate?

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    Shinpachi will be able to help you here - try dropping him a PM if he dosen't see this thread.
     
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    零式 號艦上戦闘機 型
    日建第4262號
    (錨) (丸ト)

    Type Zero Mark ? Carrier Fighter Model ?
    Nikken Serial No. 4262
    (Navy mark) (Tokyo District mark)


    三菱5 85號

    Mitsubishi Serial No. 5?85

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    I think Nikken company was manufacturing engine parts.
     
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    So to be clear, am I look at tags from two different planes or off the same plane?
     
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    Looks like a good possibility.

    That serial number (5?85) caught my attention. One of the A6Ms downed at Pearl Harbor was a model 21 (AI-154) piloted by P/O Takeshi Hirano from CV Akagi. It's serial number was 5289.
     
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    A little more info I have found is that the larger piece probably was cut from the cockpit area, probably one of the upper deck M/G service panels.
     
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