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Captured A6M2 Zero in U.S. Markings

Photo of a captured Japanese A6M2 Zero fighter in American markings during World War II
Caption: The Japanese Zero recovered on Akutan Island in the Aleutians, where it crashed in June 1942, pictured repainted in U.S. markings at Naval Air Station (NAS) San Diego, California. The first example of the vaunted airplane captured by the Allies, it provided valuable information about the flying characteristics of the airplane that informed U.S. pilots.
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