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Japanese fighter pilots working at a plane anchorage, date unknown; note two A6M2-N Type 2 Model 11 floatplanes in the background

Caption   Japanese fighter pilots working at a plane anchorage, date unknown; note two A6M2-N Type 2 Model 11 floatplanes in the background ww2dbase
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Added Date 19 Feb 2008

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Apr 2010 01:52:40 PM

Looks like those Japanese pilots, are giving all they have, for the Emperor. Working in
their flight gear, it must be cold.
Aircraft in background, are Nakajima A6M2-N
Code Name "Rufe", a total of 327 floatplane
fighters were produced.
My guess it looks like the photo was taken in
the Aleutians, but then again I've been wrong
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Apr 2010 04:05:12 PM

Every armed force is the same, the world over
three pilots are shoveling the muck, one is
watching, and the other looks like he's a
think'in about the Green,green grass of home,
or "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" If its
the last thing we ever do, we got to get out
out of this place, because girl there's a
better life for me and you..
Ask me, because I've been a soldier.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 May 2016 11:08:54 AM


Looks like the pilots second-line jobs are ditch diggers too. shoveling the muck, and giving all they got for the Emperor. Just working in that weather was brutal on both man and machine. Keeping warm the best they can, working in their flight suites.
Aircraft in the background are Nakajima A6M2-N's (Rufe) they could belong to the Toko Naval Group, or the 452nd Naval Group on Kiska Is.

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