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The 253 Air Group was a unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the Pacific campaign of World War II. The unit was formed on 1 November 1942 from the Kanoya Air Group and served in Rabaul and the Solomon Islands. The air group was disbanded in July 1944.


  • Hata, Ikuhiko; Yasuho Izawa, Christopher Shores (2011). Japanese Naval Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces 1932-1945. London: Grub Street. ISBN 9781906502843. 

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