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.

Kamikaze during the WWII

Group photo of six Japanese kamikaze pilots in uniform and personal signatures. Such images were usually taken before the last flight. Presumably in 1945.

Kamikaze during the WWII

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

Kamikaze during the WWII

Onishi Takidziro. The man, who is called “the father of the kamikaze”

Kamikaze during the WWII

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.

Kamikaze during the WWII

Lieutenant Seki Yukio

Kamikaze during the WWII

The last flight. In the foreground Yukio Seki. Held on the island of Iwo Jima

Kamikaze during the WWII

The death of escort aircraft carrier “Saint-Lo” and Lieutenant Yukio Seki.

Kamikaze during the WWII

The escort aircraft carrier “St. Lo” burnt after a kamikaze attack.

Kamikaze during the WWII

April 11th, 1945. The largest US warship – the battleship “Missouri” – moments before his suicide strike on the plane «Zero».

Kamikaze during the WWII

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.

Kamikaze during the WWII

Burns “Bunker Hill”

Kamikaze during the WWII

April 12th, 1945 a schoolgirl escorts Lieutenant Toshio Anadzava to death that awaits him near Okinawa

Kamikaze during the WWII

Light cruiser US “Colombia” attacked by suicide bombers in the Lingayen Gulf. January 6th, 1945.