History[edit | edit source]
This Nakajima Ki-43-I fell into allied hands on 1 May 1942 at the Leizhou peninsula (Chinese: 雷州半岛, Leizhou Bandao). This aircraft was flown by W/O Tadashi Kawazoe, who was a member of the 1st Yasen Hoju Hikotai, a special battlefield support unit. The aircraft was repaired and tested by the Chinese, who assigned it serial number P-5017. Its eventual fate is unknown.