At the Imperial War Museum, a Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter. This particular aircraft was built in 1943 and used by the Imperial Japanese Navy from an airbase based on Taroa (One of the Marshall Islands). It was badly damaged in combat, and due to a lack of resources, it could not be repaired and was towed and dumped into the Jungle beside the runway.
Behind the fighter is a Japanese flag decorated with good luck messages from soldier’s families. It was captured by Major Alan Easton of the 7th Battalion, 16th Punjab Regiment, sometime after the battles of Kohima and Imphal in 1944.