|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
|Place made||Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Jacquinot Bay Area, Jacquinot Bay|
|Date made||18 September 1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Four surrendered Japanese aircraft after arrival at the RNZAF airfield at Jacquinot Bay. The ...
Four surrendered Japanese aircraft after arrival at the RNZAF airfield at Jacquinot Bay. The formation consisted of three Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zero fighters of the Imperial Japanese Navy (including serial numbers 3479 and 4043), and one Ki-46 Dinah reconnaissance aircraft (serial number 2783) of the Imperial Japanese Army. The aircraft were flown by Japanese crews, and departed Vunakunau at Rabaul with an escort of RNZAF F4U Corsair fighters. All the Japanese aircraft wear surrender markings, which consisted of an overall white finish with green crosses for easy recognition. (See also photograph P00001.371) (RNZAF Official Photograph.)