Kamikaze Pilots

Loading...
Wiki info

On 17 October 1944, Allied forces assaulted Suluan Island, beginning the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Imperial Japanese Navy's 1st Air Fleet, based at Manila, was assigned the task of assisting the Japanese ships that would attempt to destroy Allied forces in Leyte Gulf. That unit had only 41 aircraft: 34 Mitsubishi A6M Zero ("Zeke") carrier-based fighters, three Nakajima B6N Tenzan ("Jill") torpedo bombers, one Mitsubishi G4M ("Betty") and two Yokosuka P1Y Ginga ("Frances") land-based bombers, and one additional reconnaissance aircraft. The task facing the Japanese air forces seemed impossible. The 1st Air Fleet commandant, Vice Admiral Takijirō Ōnishi, decided to form a suicide offensive force, the Special Attack Unit. In a meeting on 19 October at Mabalacat Airfield (known to the U. S. military as Clark Air Base) near Manila, Onishi told officers of the 201st Flying Group headquarters: "I don't think there would be any other certain way to carry out the operation [to hold the Philippines] than to put a 250 kg bomb on a Zero and let it crash into a U. S. carrier, in order to disable her for a week. "

A-Z Keywords

Keyword Suggestions

Linked Keywords

Images for Kamikaze Pilots

     
US Navy battle group under attack from Kamikaze
US Navy battle group under attack from Kamikaze
w
Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify ...
Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify ...
i
Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify ...
Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify ...
s
World War II Pictures In Details: Five Japanese Kamikaze ...
World War II Pictures In Details: Five Japanese Kamikaze ...
b
Remembering Japan's kamikaze pilots - BBC News
Remembering Japan's kamikaze pilots - BBC News
b
Six Kamikaze pilots, 1945 : wwiipics
Six Kamikaze pilots, 1945 : wwiipics
r
Inside the Mind of a Kamikaze Pilot | Flashback | OZY
Inside the Mind of a Kamikaze Pilot | Flashback | OZY
o
Japanese Kamikaze Pilot stock image. Image of portrait ...
Japanese Kamikaze Pilot stock image. Image of portrait ...
p
The Kamikaze: Inside Japan’s Devastating Suicide Squad Of WW2
The Kamikaze: Inside Japan’s Devastating Suicide Squad Of WW2
a
12 Little Known Kamikaze Facts You Didn't Know But Should ...
12 Little Known Kamikaze Facts You Didn't Know But Should ...
w
Kiran Kumar S on Twitter: "I was watching a documentary on ...
Kiran Kumar S on Twitter: "I was watching a documentary on ...
t
Did any WWII Kamikaze pilots lose their nerve and abort ...
Did any WWII Kamikaze pilots lose their nerve and abort ...
q
78 best Kamikaze images on Pinterest | Kamikaze pilots ...
78 best Kamikaze images on Pinterest | Kamikaze pilots ...
p
Japanese Kamikaze Pilots During World War II | Asian Pop ...
Japanese Kamikaze Pilots During World War II | Asian Pop ...
i
Kamikaze Pilot | Stukas Over Stalingrad
Kamikaze Pilot | Stukas Over Stalingrad
b
Kamikaze Pilots Song (read desc!!) - YouTube
Kamikaze Pilots Song (read desc!!) - YouTube
y
Kamikaze: Divine Wind – Prisoners of Eternity
Kamikaze: Divine Wind – Prisoners of Eternity
p
The Kamikaze: Inside Japan’s Devastating Suicide Squad Of WW2
The Kamikaze: Inside Japan’s Devastating Suicide Squad Of WW2
a
The Other Kamikaze! ‹ HistoricWings.com :: A Magazine for ...
The Other Kamikaze! ‹ HistoricWings.com :: A Magazine for ...
h
Famous Kamikaze Pilots - A Knowledge Archive
Famous Kamikaze Pilots - A Knowledge Archive
i
The Other Kamikaze! ‹ HistoricWings.com :: A Magazine for ...
The Other Kamikaze! ‹ HistoricWings.com :: A Magazine for ...
h
Kamikaze pilot | Imperial Japanese Army/Navy Uniform ...
Kamikaze pilot | Imperial Japanese Army/Navy Uniform ...
p
In the cockpit with Japan's Kamikaze pilots | World ...
In the cockpit with Japan's Kamikaze pilots | World ...
t
How effective would Kamikaze be if used in the early ...
How effective would Kamikaze be if used in the early ...
q
83 best Kamikaze - Special Attack Squadron images on ...
83 best Kamikaze - Special Attack Squadron images on ...
p
NH 73096 Japanese Kamikaze pilots prepare for battle.
NH 73096 Japanese Kamikaze pilots prepare for battle.
n

Keyword examples: · Альфа Банк Лого Вектор · White And Blue Bedrooms ·