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The silver Officers pilot badge with hand inscribed engraving on reverse “Showa 13 (1938) May. Pilot 1st Lt. Yasuhara Saburo”.  Saburo was stationed in Mancuria as Entry 49 (graduated from Army Military Academy or Army Flying Academy course # 49) , with the 1st Sentai.  He was KIA 22 Aug 1939 during the battle of Khalkhin Gol, Nomonhan - flying a Nakajima Ki 27. Army Aviation Captain Saburo Yasuhara was from Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture and upon his death in Nomonhan he was posthumously awarded the Rising Sun 6th class on 26th September 1940.

The attached booklet was issued on 10th June 1941 about army aces and had his bio. Would anyone be able to translate the details in this bio?

yasuhara saburo.pdf

Yasuhara Saburo obv1.jpg

Yasuhara Saburo rev1.jpg

Yasuhara Saburo rev2i.jpg

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