34th Fighter Squadron, with P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, in 1944 Ie Shima one of the Japanese islands of World War 2

The Japanese Betty bomber on Ie Shima, the first part of the Japanese Surrender in World War 2 Aviation History.

from the 34th fighter Squadron Yearbook.


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Two betty bombers sit on the runway at Ie Shima with an American guard, Aviation History of Japans Surrender.
Photo Scanned by C. Jeff Dyrek


These Japanese Betty Bombers were all white and had green crosses painted on them.  Their pilots were afraid of Japanese airplanes because Japan's Generals ordered these planes shot down, knowing that their mission was to deliver the Japanese Surrender Delegation and papers to the United States.

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