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huaren, 20.06.2011 07:00
Kamimiya (sic) said that the Wirraway did inflict damage on an engine and cockpit area and killed some crew.
Patrick Farnell, e-mail, 01.09.2010 01:51
In "Miracle at Midway", several references are made to Midways patrol search PBYs running into "Mitsubishi Patrol bombers" from Wake Island and suffering damage, elsewhere these are referred to "Type 96 Mitsubishis"...obviously faulty identifications of Japanese types were frequent in those days, it does not say if the Japanese aircraft were flying boats or landplanes, but Wiki article on PBY seems to suggest that they were Mavis FBs being referred to...there is very little info on large Japanese aircraft based on Wake Is on the net...does anyone know for sure what kind of planes these were harassing the Midway Catalinas?
Mick Dunne, e-mail, 29.12.2007 05:05
Might have been Lt. R. Kamamiya. Will check. I have a complete list of IJN Pilots and Squadrons (somewhere)
Lex McAulay, e-mail, 18.09.2007 07:54
In January 1942 a Mavis was attacked in a single head-on pass off Kavieng, New Ireland by an Australian Wirraway. post-war, the Australian pilot, John M. Lerew, at an aviation conference in Tokyo, met a Japanese who said he was the Emily pilot. Lerew thought his name was Kamimiya but no one with that name has so far been linked to the Mavis units. Kamimiya (sic) said that the Wirraway did inflict damage on an engine and cockpit area and killed some crew. Any info on this will be welcome. Lex