Friday, 6 April 2012

Flying Fortress crash landing, Kyushu Q1W Tokai

B-17 Flying Fortress carries out a crash landing on 23 June 1943 - location, probably North Africa, no other details known.

Fourth pic down was actually advertised as a Ju 88 night fighter - although similar in appearance to the Ju 88 the Kyushu Q1W Tokai was a smaller aircraft than the Ju 88. Developed for the Japanese Navy as a land-based anti-submarine patrol bomber, it was assigned the Allied reporting name Lorna. I have no details on the Pacific scene in the fifth photo in this post. Antikfuchs Ebay sales...

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