Lt Kunihiro Iwaka’s E8N Type 95 floatplane

Lt Kunihiro Iwaka's E8N 1

Lt Kunihiro Iwaka's E8N 1
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Kunihiro Iwaka's E8N, ditched alongside the the seaplane tender Notoro

On February 24th, 1938, floatplanes from the seaplane tenders Notoro and Kinugasa Maru attacked Nanhsiung, in Kwangtung (Guangdong) Province, China. One the the E8Ns, piloted by Lt Kunihiro Iwaka, was severally damaged by Chinese Gloster Gladiators, and was forced to ditch near the Notoro. This gallery shows the battle damaged E8N being recovered from the sea before being shipped to Japan for display.

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