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PostSubject: #52 - June to October, 1944   Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:40 pm




653-22 was a B6N2 model 12 carrier attack bomber flown by a wingman of 653rd kokutai, September 1944
at Oita Naval training air base.


653-22 photo
After the battle of the Marianas, Japanese Navy did a reorganization on July 10, 1944. Remaining flight personnel of 652nd and 601st Kokutai were absorbed in 653rd Kokutai.  The 653rd Kokutai was the nucleus of the carrier force. Its base for training was Oita air base. Only by September that 653rd Kokutai had reached a level for carrier takeoff and landing operations.


653-105 was a A6M5 flown by a wingman of 653rd kokutai, September 1944 at Oita Naval Training Air Base.
INFO CREDIT: book JAPANESE NAVAL ACES AND FIGHTER UNITS IN WORLD WAR II, by Ikuhiko Hata and Yasuho Izawa.


653-105 photo


653-111 was a A6M5 flown by a wingman of 653rd kokutai, September 1944 at Oita Naval Training Air Base.
COLOR PROFILE CREDIT: book KOKU-FAN # 42 - Japanese Imperial Army & Navy Aircraft Color, Marking, illustrations by Shigeru Nohara


653-111 photo


653-116 was a A6M5 flown by a wingman of 653rd kokutai, September 1944 at Oita Naval Training Air Base.
INFO CREDIT:  one photo from the book KOKU-FAN #38 – Japanese Imperial Navy Aircraft. Publisher: Bunrin-Do Ltd.


653-117 was a A6M5 flown by a wingman of 653rd kokutai, September 1944 at Oita Naval Training Air Base.
INFO CREDIT:  one photo from the book KOKU-FAN #38 – Japanese Imperial Navy Aircraft. Publisher: Bunrin-Do Ltd.


653-207 was flown by a wingman of 653rd kokutai, September 1944 at Oita Naval Training Air Base. This is a A6M5 modified to fighter bomber role.
INFO CREDIT:  one photo from WEB.


653-207 photo


653-207 Hasegawa's box art


653-222 was flown by a wingman of 653rd kokutai, September 1944 at Oita Naval Training Air Base.
This is a A6M5 modified to fighter bomber role.
COLOR PROFILE CREDIT: book KOKU-FAN # 42 - Japanese Imperial Army & Navy Aircraft Color, Marking,
illustrations by Shigeru Nohara


653-12 was a B6N2 Model 12 flown by a wingman of IJN Zuikaku, 653rd kokutai, later September 1944, for a film clip.


653-12 photo


653-331 was a B6N2 Model 12 flown by a wingman of IJN Zuikaku, 653rd kokutai, later September 1944, for a film clip.


653-331 photo


653-32 was a B6N2 Model 12 flown by a wingman of IJN Zuikaku, 653rd kokutai, later September 1944, for a film clip.


653-32 photo


653-33 was a B6N2 Model 12 flown by a wingman of IJN Zuikaku, 653rd kokutai, later September 1944, for a film clip.


653-33 photo #1


653-33 photo #2


653-37 was a B6N2 Model 12 flown by a wingman of IJN Zuikaku, 653rd kokutai, later September 1944, for a film clip.


653-45 was a B6N2 Model 12 flown by a wingman of IJN Zuikaku, 653rd kokutai, later September 1944, for a film clip.


653-46 was a B6N2 Model 12 flown by a wingman of IJN Zuikaku, 653rd kokutai, later September 1944, for a film clip.


653-46 photo


653-51 was a B6N2 Model 12 flown by a wingman of IJN Zuikaku, 653rd kokutai, later September 1944, for a film clip.


653-51 photo #1


653-51 photo #2


B6N2 taking off from carrier IJN Zuikaku.
In looking at her TROM, Zuikaku entered the yard for repairs after the Phillipine Sea from July 14th thru
August 2nd, 1944. It seems self evident that both repairs and camouflage was applied at this time and
that flight training would have to resume AFTER this period. Most of us have seen the film clip of the B6N2 taking off
from Zuikaku in the Inland Sea that summer. A portion can be seen on YouTube:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9uI8400GTM


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