Sunday, 6 October 2019

Gifu Army Flying School - video

We posted a still from this particular video a few years back, HERE, so today here's the whole video excerpt, dated March 1, 1944, from the NHK collection.
The Gifu Army Flying School was organized in August 1940 at Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture. It was disbanded in March 1942. A year later, the Gifu Rikugun Koku Seibi Gakko (Army Air Maintenance School) was organized based at Kakamigahara with three kyoiku-tai (training units).
The tail marking of the unit is depicted below on a Tachikawa Ki-36 "Ida" by Zygmunt Szeremeta and was first published in our Eagle Eye #1.
Below is a close up on the tail of the "Dinah" in the video.
The time and the mention of "maintenance" in the naration indicates that the short clip was shot at Gifu Rikugun Koku Seibi Gakko.
For the uniforms of the ground crew, check HERE.
We hope you enjoy the sound of the Nakajima engine on the "Lily", getting started.  

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