Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Friday, 16 March 2012

VIPs - Mitsubishi G4M "Hamaki" (Betty) / 一式陸上攻撃機

These two photos from an official IJNAF publication show Prince Kuni Asaakira (Kuni-no-miya) visiting a forward base in the South Pacific. The publication date of the album is December 1943 and of interest is the information from Wikipedia (here) that: "Prince Kuni was promoted to rear admiral on 1 November 1942, and was given command of the Japanese 19th Naval Fighter Wing, which supported the Japanese occupation of Timor in the Pacific War."

Any suggestions about the location and perhaps identification of the unit?


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