Biplane fighter aces


Warrant Officer Seitaro Awao

In April 1938 Awao served in the 10th Independent Flying Chutai in China. The unit was at this time equipped with Kawasaki Ki-10s (Type 95).

Captain Takatsuki led five Ki-10s of the 10th I F Chutai from Jiujiang on 30 April and intercepted three SBs over Bangbu. Sergeant Shuzo Kogawa claimed one and killed one of two crew members who took to their parachutes. Sergeant Major Katsura Kichise claimed a second while the third was claimed as a shared by Yutaka Kozuki and Warrant Officer Seitaro Awao.

Awao ended the war with one shared biplane victory.

Kill no. Date Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  30/04/38 ½ SB Shared destroyed Ki-10   Bangbu area 10th I. F. Chutai

Biplane victories: 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 shared destroyed.

Japanese Army Air Force fighter units and their aces 1931-1945 - Ikuhiko Hata, Yasuho Izawa and Christopher Shores, 2002 Grub Street, London, ISBN 1-902304-89-6

Last modified 11 May 2003