Here is a picture of Bataan 1 and Bataan 2:

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Bataan 1 and Bataan 2 were two demilitarized Japanese bomber/transport aircraft that carried the first surrender delegations from Japan to Ie Shima as part of the surrender of Japan in World War II. The two aircraft, specifically a Mitsubishi G6M1-L2 military transport (dubbed Bataan 1) and a second, disarmed and repaired Mitsubishi G4M1 bomber (Bataan 2), carried eight members of the delegation team [...].

Which one is which in the picture?

Wikipedia article on G4M variants.

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The G6M1 were simply G4Ms reconfigured for transport, so the two are practically identical. Nonetheless, the component circled below indicates that the first aircraft is the G4M1.

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That loop is featured on drawings of the G4M1:

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But not on the G6M1-L2 series.

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Click to enlarge the above thumbnails.

  • That loop is the radio direction finder antenna. Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 7:03

According to this site, the Bataan 2 is the plane pictured in the foreground, distinguishable by more (windows?) on the nose cone area.

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More info can be found at the Aviation History website. enter image description here

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