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Another famous Japanese aircraft was a bomber known as the Betty Bomber.  This was a medium, twin bomber used in many Japanese cap. Some planes were like the WW2 Japanese Jet Planes, the Baka Bomb.

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G4M Betty Display Model

Made of Philippine mahogany, this hand painted and detailed, 1/48 scale model of the Mitsubishi G4M3 Model 34 "Betty" - an Imperial Japanese Navy twin-engine bomber - measures 16" long with a 20" wingspan and includes a display stand.

  Mitsubishi G4M1 "Betty" 1/144 Die Cast Model

a twin-engine G4M1 bomber, nicknamed "Betty" by the Allies, this 1/144 scale die cast metal and plastic model features textured surfaces, rotating propellers, optional position landing gear, authentic Imperial Japanese Navy markings, and more. 6" wingspan; includes a display stand.

Note: Factory problems have delayed production on this model. Shipping late April 2009; reserve yours today! (Your credit card will not be charged until the item ships.)

  Mitsubishi G4M1 Type 1 "Betty" 1/72 Kit

This limited edition, 1/72 scale plastic kit of Japan's premier World War II heavy bomber features textured surfaces with simulated rivets, a three-seat cockpit with crew figures and glazed windows, the markings of the Imperial Japanese Navy's 705th Flying Group stationed at Bougainville in 1943, and more. 13" wingspan; 75 parts, assembly required.
  Mitsubishi G4M2 "Betty" 1/182 Die Cast Model
This 1/182 scale die cast model of the long-range Japanese bomber features textured surfaces, glazed cockpit and nose windows, turrets with machine guns, rotating propellers, authentic markings, and more. 5" wingspan; includes a display stand.
  Mitsubishi Type 1 Rikko "Betty" Units of World War 2

Softbound Book
Combat Aircraft Vol. 22
Tagaya. Built for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Betty's long range made it a key weapon, but its lack of protective armor and propensity to burst into flames when under fire earned it the nickname "The Flying Lighter." Learn about this craft and its pilots through this volume of 112 pgs., approximately 100 B&W photos, 30 color profiles and more. 7"x 9", sfbd.
 

The Last Flight of Bomber 31: Harrowing Tales of American and Japanese Pilots Who Fought World War II's Arctic Air Campaigne


Mr. Wetterhahn has done a superb job with his latest book. Illuminating a theatre of World War II that is seldom touched upon. The daily lives of both American and Japanese servicemen is seamlessly woven among an investigation concerning a downed American aircrew and the mystery of what actually happened to them over 60 years ago. Wetterhahn brings his countless years of experience.. former combat pilot, air crash investigator and author to meld a story of unquestionable bravery of the men that served in this theatre

ISBN-10: 0786713607
for the latest price.

  Meatballs and Dead Birds

Softbound Book
A Photo Gallery of Destroyed Japanese Aircraft in World War II. Gallagher. Snapped by the author, a communications officer with the Fifth Air Force in the Pacific islands during the final days of World War II, these stunning photographs cover all manner of downed Japanese aircraft, from the infamous Zero fighter to the Betty bomber. Also includes specifications and technical data for many of the types. 144 pages, 180 B&W photographs, 20 illustrations, 11"x 8", softcover.
  Duel Over New Georgia

Aviation Art
Marc Stewart. An F4U-1 Corsair flown by 10-victory ace Capt. Herbert "Trigger" Long of VMF-122 downs a G4M "Betty" over New Georgia Island in the Solomons on July 7, 1943. 24"x 18" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Col. Long.

  Number 20 for Joe

Aviation Art
Roy Grinnell. Marine Corps ace and Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss downs a Betty bomber over Guadalcanal, scoring the 20th of the 22 victories he achieved in 30 days of combat. 30"x 24" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Joe Foss.

 
The First Hellcat Ace

Aviation Art
Dan Zoernig. On November 19, 1943, Lt. (jg) Hamilton McWhorter III, operating off the USS Essex, downs a Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" bomber to become the first pilot to claim five victories in the Grumman F6F Hellcat. 19"x 13" limited edition print is signed by the artist.
 
Babo - DVD

DVD Video
Japanese Airfield
Wrecked military aircraft remained undisturbed for decades at Indonesia's Babo Airfield, a remote air base used by the Dutch, Australian and Japanese forces in World War II. Now, this thrilling 1991 adventure to the remote air base documents the airfield, its wartime history, and the recovery of an A6M3 Zero, a G4M1 Betty and a D4Y1 Judy. Color, Dolby Digital 2.0, 1 hour.
  G-4m3 (Betty Bomber)

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   Other Japanese Bombers  

Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
  G3M2 Type 96 Rikko  (Nell)
  Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu  (Peggy)  Mitsubishi Ha-104 engine

Betty Bomber Exhibit

 

   WW2 Japanese Aviation Art Pictures  

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  Awakening the Giant

C.S. Bailey. Japanese Zeros from the Imperial Japanese Navy's flagship carrier Akagi proceed to the opening strike at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 26"x 20" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
  Battleship Row
Aviation Art Print, Naval Art Print
Stan Stokes. Depicts the December 7, 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor. A Japanese "Kate" from the Akagi launches a Kai Model 2 torpedo at the USS West Virginia during the attack. 16"x 11" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
  Lance of the Samurai
Stan Stokes.
Aircraft Art Print Picture.

The N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" flown by CPO Shoichi Sugita of the 343rd Kokutai  claims four F6F Hellcats and another three probable's during the shredding of an unsuspecting and overconfident carrier strike group near Kure on March 19, 1945. 16"x 11" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

 

 

    Japanese Surrender Exhibits   

Betty Bombers on Ie Shima
This exhibit shows the Japanese Betty Bombers that were the first part of Japan's Surrender to the U.S. in World War 2.  This is a big part of the Surrender of Japan that is very little known and not very well published, but is a big part of the history of WW2

Exhibit Added 15 Feb 2004

Aerial Photos,
of the island of Ie Shima.

These photos compare the runways of 1940's Ie Shima to the photos of Ie Shima today.  Ie Shima was the home to the 34th Fighter Squadron in World War 2.

Exhibit Added 3 Feb 2004

 

   

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Click Here's the New Ernie Pyle Exhibit. 

Ernie Pyle was probably the most famous War Correspondent of World War 2.  He died on the island of Ie Shima located in the Western Pacific near Okinawa.  This exhibit has exclusive photos and stories about Ernie Pyle including the story about
 "I Thought I Killed Ernie Pyle."

Exhibit Added 14 June 2007

Japanese Propaganda Art Exhibit
This is a very rare exhibit of Japanese art from WW2 1941 -1942
Exhibit Added 10 June 2007

Propaganda Art was used by forces on all sides in WW2 as well as all wars in history.  This kind of art gave pride to the citizens of those countries who produced it and gave a unity in support of the wars.  This exhibit is an excellent example of Japanese Propaganda art.
Here For Aviation Art Prints, Posters and Gifts.

Look Here at the True Story of the Surrender of Japan, What most People Don't Know
 The real story of the Japanese Surrender.  There was a lot more to the surrender of Japan than signing the papers on the USS Missouri.
Exhibit Added 7 June 2007

 

 

 

Various Facts
about people and events involving the Japanese Betty Bomber.

Hiroyoshi Nishizawa -  the Japanese "Naval Ace of Aces."

Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" of the famous 343rd Kokutai led by Capt. Minoru Genda

Stan Stokes. The N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" flown by CPO Shoichi Sugita of the 343rd Kokutai (see item #6328) claims four F6F Hellcats and another three probable's during the shredding of an unsuspecting and overconfident carrier strike group near Kure on March 19, 1945.

On November 19, 1943, Lt. (jg) Hamilton McWhorter III, operating off the USS Essex, downs a Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" bomber to become the first pilot to claim five victories in the Grumman F6F Hellcat.

Mitsubishi F1M-2 Pete Seaplane.  The Type-O seaplane was a biplane designed to a Japanese Navy requirement  for an observation and reconnaissance aircraft, also capable of defending itself  when faced with fighter opposition. Used throughout WWII, it was successfully  used to hunt and destroy enemy submarines in addition to its reconnaissance  tasks.

The N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George" flown by CPO Shoichi Sugita of the 343rd Kokutai  claims four F6F Hellcats and another three probable's during the shredding of an unsuspecting and overconfident carrier strike group near Kure on March 19, 1945.

December 7, 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor. A Japanese "Kate" from the Akagi launches a Kai Model 2 torpedo at the USS West Virginia during the attack

Japanese Zeros from the Imperial Japanese Navy's flagship carrier Akagi proceed to the opening strike at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

F4U-1 Corsair flown by 10-victory ace Capt. Herbert "Trigger" Long of VMF-122 downs a G4M "Betty" over New Georgia Island in the Solomons on July 7, 1943

Wrecked military aircraft remained undisturbed for decades at Indonesia's Babo Airfield, a remote air base used by the Dutch, Australian and Japanese forces in World War II

Marine Corps ace and Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss downs a Betty bomber over Guadalcanal, scoring the 20th of the 22 victories he achieved in 30 days of combat

the Imperial Japanese Navy's 705th Flying Group stationed at Bougainville in 1943

 

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