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100 Objects, A History of the Navy
100 Objects, A History of the Navy

Object 61: Japanese Zero Identification Plate

This piece of history was found on a Japanese Zero, the plane used during World War II. It speaks volumes to the differences in training and tactics that set US aviation apart from Japanese aviation during the war. While the Japanese favored sending their best pilots out to the front lines, the Americans held some back on the mainland to train their replacements. Tune in to learn how this proved to be a crucial difference and led to US victory in the war.

Object 61 - Japanese Zero Identification Plate