The various Gi operations were AIUI not intended as para dropping missions. The idea was to land the aircraft on the airfield being attacked as a suicide mission. Op Gi (ii) to airfields on Leyte used 4 L2D Tabby aircraft according to this.I'm reading Twilight of the Gods, by Ian Toll ( third book of his Trilogy on the Pacific War, very good). He writes about Operation Gi, a para drop on Leyte. What transport aircraft did the IJN have at this point in the War?