Please identify planes in photos of my grandfather

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  1. norge0209

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    Hi,

    I am looking to identify two planes in pictures I have from when my grandfather served in WWII. I have inserted them as they were originally and after slight editing.

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    Pep WWII plane 1 001.jpg
    Pep WWII plane 1 001 edited.jpg

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    Pep WWII plane 2 001 edited.jpg

    My grandfather, Bernard J Hurley, was a Corporal in the 895th Chemical Company of the U.S. Army. He served with Air Corps in Texas, Missouri, Australia, New Guinea, Philippines, and Ie Shima (Ie Jima), Japan.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

    Jill Hurley
    New Jersey, USA
    [email protected]
     
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    The cross marking composed of four 7s was used by the Imperial Japanese Army's 74th Sentai (flight squadron).
    Airframe looks like a Ki-49 left in the Philippines in early 1945.
     
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    I think the cockpit is also the Ki-49. Here is a color pic I found on the net..

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    Oh and welcome Norge! Where in Jersey are you?
     
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    OK, now I'm REALLY impressed :)
     
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    I don't think the cockpit is a Ki-49 Chris, different from this...

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    Geo
     
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    Thank you SOO much! You are definitely right. He was in the Philippines and Japan.

    Jill
     
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    Thank you! That's right on! No wonder I couldn't find a picture! I'm so appreciative. I am from Burlington County, New Jersey. --Jill
     
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    Thank you. That cockpit picture does look different. What kind of aircraft is that one?
     
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    Where in NJ are you?
     
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    Thank you so much everyone! My father and I greatly appreciate the help!
     
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    Glad you could find help. Have a great wealth of knowledge here
     
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    If you look at Jill's photos I think you'll find the windscreen assembly dislodged fro the cockpit structure. It does have the same triangle window, no doubt in my mind it's a Helen (Ki-49).

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    You are welcome, norge0209.

    Your handsome grandfather stands relying to the rear gunner's section :)
     
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    Shinpachi beat me to it! :)

    Definitely a KI-49 to me, that 'cockpit' the rear gunner's position, as Shinpachi also said. (You can see the port tailplane in the background too)
     
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    Certainly makes sense now Evan, thanks.

    Geo
     
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    No worries Geo, the glasswork is extremely similar! :)
     
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    :oops: I stand corrected as well, well sought of...
     
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