Review of book by Koji Takaki and Henry Sakaida on history of Japanese Army Air Force planes that fought against B bombers. – Buy B Hunters of the JAAF (Aviation Elite Units) book online at best prices in India on Read B Hunters of the JAAF (Aviation Elite . B!’ No other term struck such terror in the hearts of the Japanese public during World War 2 than this single, most-hated name. It was then.
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B Hunters of the JAAF
Dennis rated it really liked it Dec 09, In one of the best short stories pp. Bloomsbury PublishingOct 20, – History – pages.
Dobry Vojak rated it it was amazing May 03, However, whereas kamikaze pilots who tried to dive into ships had no chance of living, several JAAF pilots survived B ramming attacks to fight another day. The thorough research of Takaki and Sakaida on a narrow topic resulted in this fascinating book with much information and many photos not found in other English-language publications. The book focuses tue ramming attacks, so the reader does not get an understanding of their relative importance when compared to conventional aerial attacks or to antiaircraft fire.
The XX1 Bomber Command was now ready to carry the fight to the Japanese homeland operating from recently captured islands in the Marianas. Marc rated it really liked it Feb 19, Osprey Publishing has published over books on military aircraft and fighter pilots, organized in series such as Aircraft of the Aces, which gives the experiences and achievements of ace fighter pilots.
This book details the exploits of the ‘Dragon Slayers’ who, flying the very latest single- and twin-engined fighters, exacted a heavy toll on the AAF Boeing bombers using a range of tactics including ramming. The Japanese surrendered on 15 Aug.
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Halloran survived the war but was ill-treated during captivity. Instead, only those pilots in designated special attack units are officially recognized. Americans lost Bs during their bombing raids p. The battle between the Bs and the Japanese fighters was on. Cliff Hare rated it liked it Nov 26, MTNWishlist added it Jul 09, hutners By the war was going badly for the Japanese.
This book tells the individual stories of both JAAF pilots who made daring attacks on Bs, sometimes by ramming them in suicidal attacks, and B pilots and crewmen who fought them off. The Japanese pilots were desperate, realizing the war was lost, and wanted to sacrifice themselves for the kf and honor which would be bestowed on them and their families.
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Both the Army and Navy formed “special attack corps” to carry out suicide attacks, and these included planes to crash dive into ships, kaiten manned torpedoes, explosive motorboats, and other weapons. The book’s purpose seems to be the presentation huntres interesting aspects of many individual combat missions, so readers expecting a general history will be disappointed. The book focuses on ramming attacks, so the reader does not get an understanding of their relative importance when compared to conventional aerial attacks or to antiaircraft fire.
Bs were stripped of weight, and due to the long distance fuel problems forced them to carry small bomb loads. Instead, only those pilots in designated special attack units are officially recognized.
Perhaps the Atomic bomb was justified considering the fanatical character of our enemy, and the unforgettable, unforgivable treatment of our POWs.
Taught to speak English when still a student, he has been an avid collector of literature on wartime Japanese military aviation since the late s. As a final resort, units formed specialist ramming flights, and these proved highly successful up until the arrival of the USAAF escort fighters in April Raymond Pang marked it as to-read Feb 03, The book covers certain B missions subjected to JAAF ramming attacks, but the authors do not specify the book’s scope to make clear whether all ramming attacks have been included.
Even after hitting a B, a pilot sometimes had a chance to parachute from his plane or even to land his damaged plane. The authors of B Hunters of the JAAF do not address whether or not the JAAF pilots mentioned in the book are members of special attack forces, and the term “kamikaze” is not used to describe the pilots.
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Refresh and try again. It is full of photos of B crashes, listing the names of American and Japanese crews. The official Japanese listing of soldiers who died in all types of special attacks does not include every JAAF pilot who died in a suicidal ramming attack Tokkotai Senbotsusha Susan M Morgan added it May 07,