Biplane fighter aces


Warrant Officer Masayoshi Ohtsubo

At the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War Ohtsubo served in the 8th Daitai. This unit was at the time equipped with Kawasaki Ki-10s.

On 1 October the 8th Daitai together with other units attacked Tai Yuan, where the airfield was strafed.
During this mission the top cover encountered Chinese aircraft. Captain Hajime Kawada and Lieutenant Kiyoshi Nishikawa met a Curtiss Hawk, which they jointly claimed to have shot down, while Warrant Officer Ohtsubo claimed a light bomber.

Ohtsubo ended the war with 1 biplane victory.

Kill no. Date Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 01/10/37 1 Light bomber Destroyed Ki-10   Tai Yuan area 8th Daitai

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 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 12 January 2003