The Zero Incident

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  1. ontos

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    I just found this article while searching for walk around on the C-47, I found it interesting. Don't know if you all have seen it before but here is the link.

    17th TCS Crew Downs Zero in World War II
     
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    Thanks for sharing such a very interesting report, Merv, but I am obliged to think that it could be a Ki-43-II Oscar of the army's 64th flight squadron of 5th flight group there as the Imphal Operation was solely planned and carried out by IJA though my knowledge is not necessarily perfect and value of the story is not changed even if it was not Zero.
     
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    Very interesting story Merv.:thumbright: Thank you for sharing sir. :cool:
     
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    Nice information my friend!
     
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    #6 Shinpachi, Jul 1, 2011
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    Thanks Paul:)
    Attached image shows the Ki-43-III of Major Hideo Miyabe who also belonged to the 64th flight squadron.
    It could be Ki-43-II in early 1944.

    miyabe01.jpg
     
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    Amazing! When I was presenting about the C-46 a few years ago, I found a story of a C-46 crew that actually shot down an Oscar! The fired a BAR from the cockpit and miraculously hit the Oscar.
     
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    Great find, Shinpachi-san!
     
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    Nice work Shinpachi..
     
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    HOW and WHEN was this film made ?? It looks so real !!?
     
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    Interesting story!

    Great finds Shinpachi!
     
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    Thanks Park and Gnomey!
    The movie "Kato Hayabusa Sentotai(Kato Hayabusa Fighter Wing)" was produced by Imperial Japanese Army as propaganda film, using several captured allied aircrafts, in 1944.

    Susumu Fujita played as Major Tateo Kato.
    Eiji Tsuburaya who is now famous for Godzilla movies was then in charge of the special effects.
    Movie directed by Kajiro Yamamoto.
     
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    Excellent posts Shinpachi!
     
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    Yes, excellent finds Shinpachi!:thumbright: Thank you for sharing my friend!:cool:
     
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    Great find Shinpachi, thanks for the information. I do remember reading about the 64th when I did a Ki-43 skin. 8)
     
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    You are welcome, guys!
    It was a good topic, Merv:)
     
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    Great information, Shinpachi!

    It seems like anything Japanese that was seen in the skies in the Pacific was assumed to be a "Zero"...much like any German tanks the Allies spotted after Normandy was immediately assumed to be a Tiger :)
     
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