Kugisho MXY7 Model 11 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) Baka (Crazy); Mitsubishi G4M2e Model 24J Betty. [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

Rear center view of Kugisho MXY7 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) (Allied Code Name - Baka) being dropped from a Mitsubishi G4M3, Navy Type 1 Attack Bomber (Allied Code Name - Betty) in flight. Used as anti-invasion weapon, the MXY7 was used for one-way missions. Caption on border: "Betty 24 with Baka - Position #5 - 6 July 1945 - Restricted JICPOA [Joint Intelligence Center Pacific Ocean Areas] Neg No. 50706-48.

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Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Military
  • Airplanes, Military
  • Kamikaze airplanes
  • Military Aircraft
  • World War, 1939-1945

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

United States Navy

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Date

7/6/1945

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-00101904