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AII-251

AII-251

BII-214 was flown by a wingman of carrier IJN Hiryu.  This plane was shot down over Pearl Harbor

BII-214 was flown by a wingman of carrier IJN Hiryu. This plane was shot down over Pearl Harbor

AI-208 was flown by PO3c Tokuji Iizuka during training.  In October 1941, the orders came down for Vals and Kates of the Kido Butai to receive camouflage.  One of the "M" series of colors called "hairyokushoku" [translated "gray-green", greenish gray] was used  on so many Japanese WWII aircraft, was used on all Zeros at Pearl Harbor, but also was applied to select Akagi's Vals  and Kates and Kaga's Kates.

AI-208 was flown by PO3c Tokuji Iizuka during training. In October 1941, the orders came down for Vals and Kates of the Kido Butai to receive camouflage. One of the "M" series of colors called "hairyokushoku" [translated "gray-green", greenish gray] was used on so many Japanese WWII aircraft, was used on all Zeros at Pearl Harbor, but also was applied to select Akagi's Vals and Kates and Kaga's Kates.

AII-234 was flown by a wingman. Crew unknown.

AII-234 was flown by a wingman. Crew unknown.

AII-243 was flown by a wingman. Crew unknown.

AII-243 was flown by a wingman. Crew unknown.

Zeros were already in a factory finish, delivered in one of the colors series called by Japanese Navy terms as M0 - Hairyokushoku (translated gray-green", greenish gray) with a red "Iron Oxide" primer. INFO CREDIT: http://www.pearlharborattacked.com + R. Watanabe, D. Aiken, and M. Asano.

Zeros were already in a factory finish, delivered in one of the colors series called by Japanese Navy terms as M0 - Hairyokushoku (translated gray-green", greenish gray) with a red "Iron Oxide" primer. INFO CREDIT: http://www.pearlharborattacked.com + R. Watanabe, D. Aiken, and M. Asano.

Aichi D3A1 coded AII-252 of the Kaga carrier. June 1941.

Aichi D3A1 coded AII-252 of the Kaga carrier. June 1941.

AII-234 was flown by a wingman. Crew unknown.

AII-234 was flown by a wingman. Crew unknown.

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, PO1c Akira Yamamoto served as Shotaicho (leader of 3 planes unit) of the 4th Shotai  in the first wave fighter escort. Immediately before arriving in the target area PO1c Yamamoto discovered a civilian sightseeing aircraft enjoying a leisurely Sunday morning cruise. With one burst of gunfire, Yamamoto shot down the  aircraft at about 08:05. He next moved in to strafe Hickam Field where he claimed six aircraft destroyed on the ground. When he returned…

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, PO1c Akira Yamamoto served as Shotaicho (leader of 3 planes unit) of the 4th Shotai in the first wave fighter escort. Immediately before arriving in the target area PO1c Yamamoto discovered a civilian sightseeing aircraft enjoying a leisurely Sunday morning cruise. With one burst of gunfire, Yamamoto shot down the aircraft at about 08:05. He next moved in to strafe Hickam Field where he claimed six aircraft destroyed on the ground. When he returned…

AII-256

AII-256

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