Kamikaze pilots, numbering more than in May of attacked the U. fleet during the Okinawa Campaign. They attacked in clusters called "kikusuis" - "floating chrysanthemums" - sinking 34 ships, damaging and killing sailors and wounding
The popular Japanese magazine Asahigraph ("Rising Sun Pictorial", Japan’s equivalent to America’s LIFE Magazine and Germany’s Die Woche) with a picture on the front cover showing airman at war in the Pacific (June
In this picture we see a Japaneses Kamikaze pilot flying into a US carrier. Kamikaze pilots would use their own planes as bomb's to attack US ships in order to stop them from reaching Japan's mainland.
A Kamikaze pilot, armed with an uncommon M. Zulaica y Cia Royal caliber pistol. Produced in Spain during the it has a long grip frame holding a higher-capacity magazine. Japanese officers could buy a foreign weapon to use as their personal sidearm.