The Hayate (Gale) fighter was the Imperial Japanese AAF Type 4 Fighter.
This particular aircraft was one of two (s/n 2366 and 3060)
captured at Utsunomiya, Japan, near the end of the war. They were
shipped on board USS Barnes (CVE-20) from Yokosuka to the US on
November 3, 1945. On December 7, 1945 they were handed to the
USAAF, the Office of Air Force Intelligence assigned the Foreign
Evaluation numbers FE-301 and FE-302, the latter is shown here.
FE-302 flew for the first time in the US from Middletown Air
Depot, Pennsylvania, USA, on March 16, 1946. Delivered to Patterson
Field, Ohio, USA, on May 20, 1946, only seven days later it was
transferred to the adjacent Wright Field. It was flown to the
foreign aircraft storage area at Orchard Place Airport, Park
Ridge, Illinois, USA on July 3, 1946 for storage. The Air Force turned
over all assets at Park Ridge to the National Air Museum in 1949,
FE-302 was restored to flying condition by 1963, and returned to
Japan in 1973.