Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Kawanishi H6K "Mavis" - video

A rare video of a Type 97 Large Flying Boat or Kawanishi H6K "Mavis" from the NHK news collection, dated April 20, 1944.
The "Mavis" in the video is carrying the remains of Major Otowa Tadahiko who perished in February of the same year during the battle for Kwajalein island together with 6,500 soldiers. Present in Yokosuka were his father Prince Asaka-no-miya Yasuhiko and his brother Prince Takahiko.
Unfortunately the "Mavis" tail marking is not clearly visible. Nevertheless note the Kato tractor and the waterproof clothes of the ground crew members.  
 
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3 comments:

David Brizzard said...

All I get is a blank, white screen. Has happened before.
Anyone else have this problem. How to fix ???

David Brizzard said...

Everything works fine now. Thank you for that.
And thank you again for these great clips.
Always look forward to what you find.

Anonymous said...

I get the same thing. What was your solution?