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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The book also has many well-drawn illustrations of JAAF planes, tail markings, unit insignia, and markings used to signify claims to B kills.
The war continued to deteriorate for the Japanese as the first long range P escorts showed up to mark the beginning jaaaf the end for Japanese aviation. The Japanese also had an early warning Radar network which kept them well informed.
The illustration above is color plate 9 of 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 This book details the exploits of the ‘Dragon Slayers’ who, flying the very latest single- and twin-engined hinters, exacted a heavy toll on the AAF Boeing bombers using a range of tactics including ramming. As the bombing altitudes got lower the number of Bs in the attacks increased to where every day hundreds of them were destroying Japanese cities.
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. Next, General Curtiss LeMay began low-level fire bombing of Japanese cities, which caused great destruction.
Immediately Americans were aware of the Japanese pilots great exaggerations of kills. Clayborn marked it as to-read Jan 07, The book is packed with details on combat missions, geographical locations, and combatants’ names, so the reading may be slow or confusing for those without some previous background. 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.
Kilroy Smith marked it as to-read Jan 18, MTNWishlist added it Jul 09, Both the Army huntfrs 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 Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese increased and were quite effective. The Japanese pilots were desperate, realizing the war was lost, and wanted to sacrifice themselves for the glory and honor which would be bestowed on them and their families.
Most English-language books and film documentaries consider tthe to include Japanese pilots who conducted suicidal ramming attacks on American aircraft.
B Hunters of the JAAF by Koji Takaki
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Norbert Helmken is currently reading it Nov 25, Lamont-Brown also uses “kamikaze” to refer to other ramming attacks made during the war by naval pilots.
Book report written by Wayland Mayo, Website Historian. Instead, only those pilots in designated special attack units are officially recognized.
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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. Although this specialized book presents many fascinating stories and photos, it does not provide enough background information on the entire scope of the B attacks and the Japanese military’s defense of the home islands.
Halloran survived the war but was ill-treated during captivity. The book’s purpose seems to be the presentation of interesting aspects of many individual combat missions, so readers expecting a general history will be disappointed.
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Bob marked it as to-read Mar 14, 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. English-language histories about Japan’s kamikaze operations use the term “kamikaze” for the JAAF pilots who made ramming attacks on Bs [ 1 ], even though the Japanese military did not use this term to refer to these pilots.
Cliff Hare rated it liked it Nov 26, Only search Kamikaze Images.
Some pilots survived multiple ramming attacks on Bs. Japanese techniques against the Americans were becoming worrisome. In one of the best short stories pp. Flying at high altitudes, and devastating targets with both high explosives and incendiaries, the Superfortresses conducted very long range missions from recently captured island bases in the western Pacific.