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Japanese Engine Found Near Revetment Area

The following pictures were taken of a Japanese engine we found in a stream between the old airstrip used by the Japanese on Yap Island and the revetment areas to the north. The engine has been identified as a Japanese engine because it has a geared nose bowl and it has prop counter weights. American planes had smaller nose bowl projections and none had counter weight props.

Although I believe the engine wreckage is a Japanese Zero, I have not identified the engine plane type at this time. Please feel free to submit comments about the pictures below to help identify the plane type. Send emails to Pat at: pat@missingaircrew.com

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Yapese guide locating the engine and props.

Engine and prop area.

Close up picture of the counter weight props.

Engine and prop area.

Clearing away the jungle to view the engine.

Exhuast clamp from the engine with the numbers F6 and 1709 stamped in the metal. Although I originally thought the engine was Japanese, the numbers on the clamp were confusing. Any ideas?

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