Dave Pluth

Dave pictured with 15 year old Charles in the spring of 2005.

I was born and raised in a little town in Northern Minnesota, I got married and my wife Amy and I moved to the Twin Cities in 1986. We currently live in a suburb of a suburb with our four Brittanys (see pluth.net for a complete story of us and the dogs)

As far as modeling I was an active builder in my younger years, but as with most kids, I quit around age 13 and didn't start again until I turned 30. I've been back at it ever since. My main area of interest is World War II Pacific, but mostly (you guessed it) Japanese Aircraft, actually captured Japanese Aircraft to be more specific.

My interest in aircraft comes from photos my father took during the War. As a young fellow, I remember looking at the photos and spent hours trying to figure out which aircraft was which. It was great! My dad served with both the 5th and 13th Army Air Forces, actually it was with the 440th Signal Corps who supported the 5th and 13th. They wired and setup the islands for the air wings previous to their arrival.

As far as this website goes, it started in about 1997 on my personal account on a local ISP. The first iterations of this page were pretty rough, but my idea in creating it was to build a comprehensive reference for folks that are interesting Japanese Aircraft. A place that I'd like to come to and visit often.

To give credit where credit is due. I really don't do that much here except compile what others send me and present it in a way that's easy to get through. It truly is your page and thanks to all of you for making it a great deal of fun!