HMS FORMIDABLE on fire after she was struck by a Kamikaze pilot off Okinawa on May 4, 1945. Formidable was part of the 1st Carrier Squadron and launched her planes repeatedly to bombard Japanese positions. Despite serious damage, Formidable remained under her own power and, o May 31, reached the Captain Cook Dock at the Garden Island Dockyard for repairs.

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WW2 in the Far East: The cry of the Kamikaze

A kamikaze pilot in WW2 prepares for his suicide mission against the US Navy. From: NEMESIS: THE BATTLE FOR JAPAN 1944-45 by Max Hastings, published by HarperPress

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Japanese Kamikaze pilot. Dad's ship, USS Hunter Liggett shot down four Zeros during the Guadacanal-Solomon Island Campaign.

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Kamikaze - Envision yourself LOOKING FACE OF THIS Japanese driver - ITS DETERMINATION TO DIE WITH PRIDE IN YOUR COUNTRY

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Stories like this need to be told more often. Found on Shorpy among the comments below photo at http://www.shorpy.com/node/5051. Entitled "Other side of the story.". Widens our view of the bombing of Pearl Harbor from the pilots' experience. The pilots had no idea they were performing a sneak attack until afterward, and even then, if any of them had a problem with it, they were given veiled threats. Very interesting. I'm not surprised. Our history books never give us the total 'real'…

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Remembering Japan's kamikaze pilots

Japan hopes to immortalise its World War Two kamikaze pilots by seeking Unesco World Heritage status for a collection of their letters.

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