More Mitsubishi Zeros were produced than any other Japanese warplane. They fought throughout the Pacific in nearly every major battle involving the Japanese navy. This Zero was probably one of a dozen captured on Saipan in 1944 and sent to the United States for evaluation.
Image Number: SI 80-2093
Credit: Image by Dane Penland, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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