July 10, 1942 – World War II: An American pilot spots a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the “Akutan Zero”) that the US Navy uses to learn the aircraft’s flight characteristics.

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  1. July 10, 2018 at 7:40 AM

    The beginnings of Mitsubishi is depicted as a side story in the Japanese historical drama, “Ryomaden.” A very interesting time of change within Japanese history.

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