Aviation Photo #1294422 Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen (Zero) - Japan - Navy

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The preserved wreckage of WWII vintage Japanese Reisen (Zero) BII-124 on display at the Darwin Aviation Museum, located at Darwin Airport, Winellie NT. A machine gun, the engine and propeller are displayed in front of the aircraft. This Zero was flown by Sgt Pilot Hajime Toyoshima during the first Japanese bombing raid on Darwin on 19Feb1942. The engine siezed due to a 303 bullet piercing the oil tank, and she crashed on Melville Island. I also photographed pieces of Reisen V-173 at Port Moresby, in 1975.
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    Wolodymir Nelowkin
    Japan - Navy
    Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen (Zero)
    Mitsubishi A6M Reisen
    Mitsubishi A6M Reisen
    Darwin - International
    Northern Territory
    September 18, 1998
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7 years ago
Very Interesting. Last month I interviewed (Lieutenant Syd Sharp ex R.A.N.) who has evidence that he shot down this Zero during the first big raid on Darwin with a .303 Army rifle.
Brenz Kriewaldt (ex R.A.A.F)

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