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During late April 1944, this Ki-43 Hayabusa ''Oscar'' was captured by the US Army in the Hollandia area at one of the three Hollandia dromes: Hollandia Airfield, Sentani Airfield or Cyclops Airfield. Afterwards, inspected by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit [[:Category:TAIU-SWPA|TAIU-SWPA]]. During the middle of 1944, this Ki-43 Hayabusa (also known as '''Hollandia Oscar #2'''), Ki-43-II Oscar C/n 5894 and Ki-61 Hien (''Tony'') (likely [[C/n 263|XJ002]]) were repaired at Cyclops Airfield by American personnel from the US Army Air Force 84th Airdrome Squadron. The line chief for both rebuilds was S/Sgt William Garza, who was assisted by S/Sgt Hall. Both ''Oscars'' were repaired using spare parts found in the area and parts from other Oscars. This Oscar was stripped to bare aluminum finish and painted with US star-and-bar markings and a red and white tail rudder. The cowl had a circular motif with "84" for the 84th Airdrome Squadron painted on both sides. This Oscar received a modified flat sided movable canopy similar to that fitted to the Ki-43-I. Presumably the canopy was obtained from a model 1 and modified to fit the front fixed section of the Ki-43-II canopy. By September 1944, this Oscar was test flown in the Hollandia area.<ref>http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/dave_pluth/hollandia_oscars.htm</ref>
 
During late April 1944, this Ki-43 Hayabusa ''Oscar'' was captured by the US Army in the Hollandia area at one of the three Hollandia dromes: Hollandia Airfield, Sentani Airfield or Cyclops Airfield. Afterwards, inspected by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit [[:Category:TAIU-SWPA|TAIU-SWPA]]. During the middle of 1944, this Ki-43 Hayabusa (also known as '''Hollandia Oscar #2'''), Ki-43-II Oscar C/n 5894 and Ki-61 Hien (''Tony'') (likely [[C/n 263|XJ002]]) were repaired at Cyclops Airfield by American personnel from the US Army Air Force 84th Airdrome Squadron. The line chief for both rebuilds was S/Sgt William Garza, who was assisted by S/Sgt Hall. Both ''Oscars'' were repaired using spare parts found in the area and parts from other Oscars. This Oscar was stripped to bare aluminum finish and painted with US star-and-bar markings and a red and white tail rudder. The cowl had a circular motif with "84" for the 84th Airdrome Squadron painted on both sides. This Oscar received a modified flat sided movable canopy similar to that fitted to the Ki-43-I. Presumably the canopy was obtained from a model 1 and modified to fit the front fixed section of the Ki-43-II canopy. By September 1944, this Oscar was test flown in the Hollandia area.<ref>http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/dave_pluth/hollandia_oscars.htm</ref>
 
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<gallery>file:X84th Airdrome Squadron Oscar -2--Nakajima-Ki-43-II-Hayabusa--faded-USA-star--amp--bar--84th-Airdrome-Sqn--2-.jpg
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file:X84th Airdrome Squadron Oscar -2- A. E. Shook Collection via Bill Swain.jpg|The men who restored her. A.E. Shook Collection via Bill Swain.
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file:X84th Airdrome Squadron Oscar -2- A. E. Shook Collection via Bill Swain.jpg|The man who restored her. A.E. Shook Collection via Bill Swain.
 
file:X84th Airdrome Squadron Oscar -2-Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 02.JPG</gallery>
 
file:X84th Airdrome Squadron Oscar -2-Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 02.JPG</gallery>
 
=== To the USA ===
 
=== To the USA ===

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