Re: WWI and Japan

Joseph R. Boeke (
Tue, 11 Jul 1995 14:58:55 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 12 Jun 1995 wrote:

> Thanks for the information! I might have an article on that German
pilot in > Tsingtao but I'll have to look tonight for it. It might have
been that I > read about it in Zenith Books catalog. I'll have to check
for you. Does the > book you cited have anything on camoflague or
markings? I'd imagine that > most planes would have been left in the
original colors with the hinomarus > painted over the British or French


I ordered that book (and just received it) thanks! There was a little bit
of info on the WWI Japanese Navy & Army AFs, that I thought I would pass

The Japanese operated several Maurice Farman floatplanes from a converted
merchant ship during the seige of Tsingtao. There are two pictures of
these birds in the book (albiet very bad pictures). It doesn't look like
they were camoed or had any distinctive national insignia on them.

They also operated MF landplanes. These were built (copied) in Japan and
designated "Type Fu". No pictures though. In the book, there is a
reference to a book called 60 years of Japanese Aviation. I can't
remember if that is the one I mentioned before or not (all of my stuff is
packed up as a result of my move to Lewisburg, PA).

At any rate, there are a couple of line drawings of the M-Fs that are
copied from this book. Just thought you might be interested in it.

Talk to you later,

- Joe (soon to change again!)