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Jul 10, 1942

While returning from a routine patrol, PBY from (VP 41) sights Mitsubishi A6M2 type 0 carrier fighter (Zero) upside down in a bog on Akutan Island, Aleutians, where it had been since its forced landing on 3 June during the attack on Dutch Harbor. On the 12th, a salvage party from VP 41, began salvage of the Zero which last until mid month. The find was vital as the Allies gained a lot of knowledge to fight the aircraft in future battles.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-07-11

Tags: Zero, Crash

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