Kamikaze during the WWII
Kamikaze tactic is very simple: to break through antiaircraft fire of American ships and send his plane into a deadly peak on the deck of an enemy aircraft carrier. To perform this task, the pilot needn’t require special skill. All it took were fanatics who voluntarily want to give their lives to the emperor and Japan.
Group photo of six Japanese kamikaze pilots in uniform and personal signatures. Such images were usually taken before the last flight. Presumably in 1945.
Japanese kamikaze pilot Corporal Yukio Araki (center photo with a puppy in hands) with his teammates on the 72 Squadron “SynBio” at the airport Bunce
Onishi Takidziro. The man, who is called “the father of the kamikaze”
Group “Sikisima” from the first Special Attack Corps is preparing to take off from an air base in the Philippines Mabalakat. People were sealed for the ceremonial farewell toast.
Lieutenant Seki Yukio
The last flight. In the foreground Yukio Seki. Held on the island of Iwo Jima
The death of escort aircraft carrier “Saint-Lo” and Lieutenant Yukio Seki.
The escort aircraft carrier “St. Lo” burnt after a kamikaze attack.
April 11th, 1945. The largest US warship – the battleship “Missouri” – moments before his suicide strike on the plane «Zero».
Aircraft carrier “Bunker Hill” May 11th, 1945, following an attack “tokkotai”. A few minutes later the aircraft carrier attacked another suicide. One crashed directly into the thick that were in the aft deck of the aircraft and it caused a large fire.
Burns “Bunker Hill”
April 12th, 1945 a schoolgirl escorts Lieutenant Toshio Anadzava to death that awaits him near Okinawa
Light cruiser US “Colombia” attacked by suicide bombers in the Lingayen Gulf. January 6th, 1945.