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Decoy Japanese B6N, Ki-27, and other aircraft emitting false smoke during US air raid, Koshun Airfield, southern Taiwan, date unknown

Caption   Decoy Japanese B6N, Ki-27, and other aircraft emitting false smoke during US air raid, Koshun Airfield, southern Taiwan, date unknown ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
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Photos at Same Place Koshun, Takao, Taiwan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 28 May 2014
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Nov 2015 03:58:13 PM


First aircraft is a Japanese Navy Nakajima B6N "Jill" torpedo bomber, and a Nakajima Ki 27 single-seat 27 "Nate" Army fighter while the third aircraft is nothing more than a pile of junk.

During WWII both the Allies and Axis forces used side-line aircraft as airfield decoys. Ground forces would place as many anti-aircraft weapons around the field, to bate fighters and bombers to shoot down aircraft making strafing runs...

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WW2-Era Place Name Koshun, Takao, Taiwan
Lat/Long 22.0363, 120.7317
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