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Old 17th March 2020, 08:25
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RAAF Liberator 24 squadron

RAAF Liberator, A72-77 & 81 were shot down April 6 1945 by japanese fighters.

Do you know the type and units of these fighters ?
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Old 17th March 2020, 15:10
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Re: RAAF Liberator 24 squadron

Here is a start.

There is a write-up of the incident here:

http://www.aviationheritage.org/oldn..._on_isuzu.html

It mentions specifically A6M3 “Hamps" attacking A72-81 and an "Irving" (Nakajima J1N) attacking one of the rescue PBY Catalinas. (Some write-ups mention two Irvings). Other attacking planes are described as "fighters".

No mention of units.

Another photo here: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C290362
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Re: RAAF Liberator 24 squadron

Alain-Rolland. This is the target, ISUZU a "Nagara" class light cruiser; all 6 of the class were sunk in the war, 3 by subs, 3 by planes. She was damaged several times until sunk in the Java Sea serving as a fast transport.
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Old 19th March 2020, 18:32
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Re: RAAF Liberator 24 squadron

One of the most amazing rescue stories in the SW Pacific.

RAAF Historian Robert Piper wrote about one of the B-24 survivors "Shilling Saved from the Sea" in his book Great Air Escapes: The Heroes Who Beat the Odds (1991).

Piper does not id the Japanese air units involved.

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Old 26th March 2020, 10:34
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Re: RAAF Liberator 24 squadron

thank you very much !

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