Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" - 64th Sentai

A photo from a vintage, April 1944, publication featuring a Nakajima Ki-43 Model 2 Otsu "Hayabusa" belonging to the 64th Sentai, probably 2nd Chutai. The caption says that the "Hayabusa" are flying over Arakan in Burma. This would mean that they are taking part in the diversionary attack, launched in February 1944, called Operation Ha-Go, as part of the larger Operation U-Go, the Japanese Army attack against north-east India.
 

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