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Captured D4Y3 Model 33 dive bomber in flight, wearing US markings

Caption   Captured D4Y3 Model 33 dive bomber in flight, wearing US markings ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 Mar 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
12 Mar 2009 04:24:26 PM

Yokosuka D4Y3 Suisei Model 33 being tested by A.T.A.I.U.-S.W.P.A. many Japanese aircraft were found abandoned at Clark Field, in the Philippines. Aircraft, like the "Judy" in photo were made flyable, for testing. None of the eight "Judys" in two models sent to the United States remain.
2. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
22 Mar 2009 02:17:55 PM

When American forces occupied Clark Field, they found many different types of Japanese aircraft intact. It was the biggest single find of the war, up to that time. Many single-seat fighter's like Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar, Ki-44 Tojo,and a Nakajima Ki-84 Frank, Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony, Kawanishi N1K1 George, Mitsubishi J2M Jack were found. Single engine torpedo bombers Nakajima B6N Jill and Yokosuka D4Y Judy, were made flyable. Twin-engine aircraft like Kawasaki Ki-45 Nick, Nakajima J1N Irving, Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah and Mitsubishi G4M Betty. All the aircraft were tested between Feb. through Aug. 1945.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 Jun 2011 08:52:44 AM

At the end of the war in August 1945 surviving Japanese aircraft at Clark, Field were bulldozed into pits and were buried or burned.
The Japanese aircraft that were shipped to the USA for testing were also scrapped at wars.
The few that survived are now on display or waiting restoration at the National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C.


American combat aircraft that were based at overseas areas at the end of WWII were also scrapped. Millions of dollars worth of planes
were destroyed.
During WWII the United States produced over 400,000 airplanes, today about a few hundred survive in museums or in private collections.
Today WWII aircraft are being discovered
scattered throughout the world, many have been salvaged with the hope of museum display, or restorating them back to flying status.
The DC-3/C-47 twin-engine transport is still flying, many continue to carry cargo and passengers, others are in private collections
and a few are used for nostalgia flights.
Other WWII transports are few in number, and
like the DC-3/C-47 still do yoman service.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Nov 2016 06:28:26 PM


Today one Yokosuka D4Y (Judy) s/n 7483 is on display at the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, Ca. USA Aircraft has been rebuilt and restored.
Recovered Babo Airfield, Indonesia, the aircraft is able to start its engine and taxi under its own power, but is not airworthy nor does the museum have any plans on having it fly. Powered by an American built air-cooled radial engine.

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