In Japanese service
Originally assigned to the 2nd Chutai of the 54th Sentai, this aircraft was captured on 25 April 1942, when Sgt. Major Kobayashi force-landed his Ki-27 near Kweilin and his Chutai commander, Capt. Dozono, landed alongside him in an attempt to rescue him.
In Allied hands
One of the two aircraft was rebuilt, using parts of both, as P-5015 and was tested by TAIU-China and US AVG personnel. According to Bueschel General Chennault sent complete data on the fighter to Washington where it got "lost" in the files.
The eventual fate of the aircraft is unknown.
- Bueschel 1971, Colour section page G
- Millman 2013, p.76.
- Bueschel 1971, unnumbered
- Bueschel, Richard M. Nakajima Ki.27A-B Manshu Ki.79A-B in Japanese Army Air Force-Manchoukuo-IPSF-RACAF-PLAAF & CAF Service. Reading, Berkshire, UK: Osprey Publications, Ltd., 1971. ISBN 0-85045-020-9.
- Millman, Nicholas. Ki-27 'Nate' Aces. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2013. ISBN 978-1-84908-662-2.