So, this series of posts will be about the Japanese aircraft that were captured by the US forces at the end of the war and were send to the States for evaluation. There are many photos on the net, so this is my attempt to gather them all together in one place.
Most of the photos are from the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives but from other sources as well. According to SDASM this first set features photos "...of the aircraft being prepared for shipments at Yokosuka, Japan in late October and early November, 1945. ....Also included are photos of experimental Japanese wooden props, ...and a group of Japanese naval maintenance personnel that presumably assisted in preparing the aircraft for shipment."
In the photo below a Mitsubishi Ki-109 with her 75mm Type 88 cannon is being registered by a US officer. The plate under the white "30" number reads "kinzoku toryo - dai nishu" (metal paint - type 2) and further to rear it reads "koko ateru" (attach here). Note the cerial number "10910". In the two photo further below the aircraft receives a protective black coating for the journey to the US.