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    Ki-77 lost over Indian Ocean July 1943

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    Hi guys

    The special Japanese Ki-77 long-range aircraft departed Japan for Germany and had reached Singapore by 7 July 1943, when it took off headed for a German-occupied airfield in the Crimea.

    However, it failed to arrive and was believed to have been shot down by a Burma-based RAF aircraft (or FAA?).

    Has anyone further information, please?

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Thats a fascinating episode - and I wonder what would have been its path?

    If it took the shortest path - this would have been its path https://goo.gl/maps/PE2b3E9AVWS9xBtC8 - and likely had a chance of being shot down over the bay of bengal by fighters from mainland India maybe based along the east coast?

    If it had skirted south of INdia and Ceylon, then somethign would be noted in the ORBs of the relevant groups?

    For the record - some interesting links

    http://www.aviastar.org/air/japan/tachikawa_ki-77.php

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    Hi Brian,

    Your timing is perfect. This chap posted this short video 10 days ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7PzpHNa8iM

    Unfortunately, he does not know which squadron claimed it.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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    Hi Jagan and Dave

    Great work!

    I have just received the following from Duncan on TOCH:


    Checked the Admiralty War Diaries, East Indies, for 6 July - 10 July 1943 and there's no mention of any Japanese transport aircraft being shot down.

    However, for 9 July 1943, the following was noted:


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    Enemy A/C.
    Following has been received. _ Addressed C. in C.
    E.F. (R) F.L.0. Delhi, A.C.N.B from F.O. Ceylon
    following from James. (Begins) 7th July enemy
    aircraft over islands 0935 to 1025. Identification
    Flying boat four engine navy 97 type height 2500 feet marks body
    large red circle enclosed in yellow circle (Ends.) Time of
    Receipt 071515. F.G, ends (T.0.0. 071434 July.)
    (C. in C.E.F. 091259Z to Admty.)

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Hi Brian, Ceylon it is then? Surely the 222 Group (i think) and various Stn or AMES ORBs may have additional data?

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