The Ki-57 was the Japanese Army's standard transport aircraft and was used to transport personnel and paratroops.
Paratroop Drop at Palembang
The Ki-57s were used on February 14, 1942, in a paratroop drop at the Palembang oil installation in Sumatra. Seven hundred paratroopers were dropped.
After World War II
One of the few aircraft to continue serving after World War II, the remaining Ki-57s were used by Dai Nippon Koku K.K. They were used until October 10, 1945.