double stripe

A6M2 Model 11s of the 12th Kōkūtai fly over the cloud-shrouded Chinese Mainland on 26 May 1941. The aircraft marked with the double stripe was the personal mount of China veteran Lt Minoru Suzuki, whilst the second fighter was being flown by PO3/c Kunimori Nakaariya, who survived the war with 16 kills.

Photo & Caption featured in Osprey Aircraft of The Aircraft Aces 22: Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937-45 by Henry Sakaida.