Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Mitsubishi G3M "Nippon-go"

Two photos from a vintage, August 1939,  publication featuring the crew of the civilian Mitsubishi G3M "Nippon-go" registered J-BACI, here, sponsored by Osaka Mainichi Shimbun and Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun announcing the round-the-world-flight and introducing the crew.
In the photo below Captain Nakao Sumitoshi (left) and Co-pilot Yoshida Shigeo are about to take off on a test flight. 
 
 
The whole crew is standing in front of the aircraft. From the left: Captain Nakao Sumitoshi, Co-pilot Yoshida Shigeo, Engineer Saeki Hiroshi, Flight Engineer Shimokawa Hajime, Flight Engineer and Radio Operator Yaogawa Nagasaku and Radio Operator Sato Nobusada.
 

2 comments:

David Brizzard said...

More great stuff. Thanks again for posting.
The second photo looks like a new natural metal finish.
This would make a most interesting model build.

Please keep looking through these old publications.
Some day you may find a photo of an E8N Dave cockpit.


Harold K said...

It would be fascinating to know what these crewmen were doing three or four years later; during the Pacific War.
For that matter, I wonder if any were veterans of Japan's involvement in China during the 1930s?