Mitsubishi A5M ‘Claude’ model. Some A5Ms were still in service at the beginning of World War II in the Pacific. United States intelligence sources believed the A5M was still the primary Navy fighter, but they had already been replaced by the A6M 'Zero' on first-line aircraft carriers and with the Tainan Air Group. Other Japanese carriers and air groups continued to use the A5M until production of the 'Zero' caught up with demand.
“Sonia” recon/ light bomber from the Sentai, in Burma, The yellow stripe indicates that this aircraft is from the Company. They were a mixed unit with “Anns” and “Marys”; later they were equipped with the “Nicks”.