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C6N-1S Saiun nightfighter aircraft at rest, Atsugi Airfield, Kanagawa, Japan, Jun 1945

Caption   C6N-1S Saiun nightfighter aircraft at rest, Atsugi Airfield, Kanagawa, Japan, Jun 1945 ww2dbase
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Added Date 28 May 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Dec 2015 07:38:50 PM

NIGHT-FIGHTER: MYRT AT NIGHT Nakajima C6N1-S night-fighter operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Number 295, assigned to the 302nd, Naval Air Group, 3rd Kokutai, Atsugi N.A.S. Kanagawa, Japan. The C6N was designed as a long-range reconnaissance aircraft However, with increased raids by USAAF B-29's, the Myrt was modified into a night-fighter. Aircraft behind the Myrt is a Yokosuka D4Y2-S Suisei also pressed into service as a night-fighter. ARMED AND DANGEROUS: The C6N1-S was armed with 1 x 30mm Type 5 cannon mounted to fire obliquely see file photo behind the pilot, or 2 x 20mm Type 99 cannons mounted to fire the same way. Cannon armament is covered with canvas cover camouflage 101 looks like the Myrt is overhaul dark green with the engine cowling a blue-black, or black in color. Hinomarus are in six positions as red disc on wings and fuselage. PITY OF WAR: A Nakajima C6N1 Myrt was the last Japanese aircraft shot down in WWII, August 15, 1945 at 05:40 hrs. five minutes before the end of the war.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Dec 2015 08:04:18 PM

MORE TO THE STORY: NIGHT SORTIE White number on tail (YoD-295) C6N1-S, file photo. Pilot Lt. Hiroshi Yauda and Ensign Taro Fukuda as observer. Aircraft flew one mission on the night of August 1, 1945 intercepted a USAAF B-29 and fired ten rounds against the target. Out come unknown C6N1-S assigned to 3rd, Hikotai (Night Fighter Squadron) 302 Kokutai.

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WW2-Era Place Name Ayase, Kanagawa, Japan
Lat/Long 35.4547, 139.4500
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