Aviation Photo #0993639 Nakajima Ki-27 - Japan - Air Force

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Allied reporting name "Nate". The only surviving example of this aircraft type anywhere in the world. Recovered from Hakata Bay, where it crashed during a training flight in 1942. Given a (rather basic) restoration and now on display at the Tachiarai Peace Museum in Tachiarai, Fukuoka Prefecture. No details on original registration. The man in the photo is pilot Toshihiro Watanabe. He survived the crash, but died later in the war flying a kamikaze mission.
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