Arawasi contest #8

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.


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?