B-29 HUNTERS OF THE JAAF PDF

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Tokubetsu Kougekitai Special Attack Corps.

The book divides the B bombings into three jaaaf. The aircraft is a KiI-Tei. Even after hitting a B, a pilot sometimes had a chance to parachute from his plane or even to land his damaged plane. Michael Pearse marked it as to-read Dec 22, They were met by intense flak, and over fighter planes.

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.

Rare historical photos and exceptional color illustrations fill this book.

B Hunters of the JAAF by Koji Takaki

Koji TakakiHenry Sakaida. 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. Bloomsbury PublishingOct 20, – History – pages. The Enola created a dramatic ending to the bloody conflict which the Japanese had started. This fine publication goes into sickening detail of the treatment the Japanese gave our captured B crewmembers.

This proved very effective. Finally, in Aprilthe Bs began tactical bombing of airfields in Kyushu, the southernmost main island of Japan, to neutralize the bases used for kamikaze attacks against Allied ships near Okinawa. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

The Japanese also had an early warning Radar network which kept them well informed. Americans lost Bs during their bombing raids p.

Open Preview See a Problem? Carter Carr added it Jul 31, Perhaps the Atomic bomb was justified considering the fanatical character of our enemy, and the kaaf, unforgivable treatment of our POWs. It’s rare to read any military history of Japan, and come across so many notable pilots who also survived the war.

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Japanese techniques against the Americans were becoming worrisome. Most times they were never even seen. The thorough jaaaf 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. Want to Read saving…. Raymond Pang marked it as to-read Feb 03, Other English-language books on Japanese suicide attacks have little information on these JAAF pilots who made ramming attacks on Bs, so this well-researched book provides many details and historical photos not found elsewhere.

This book details the exploits of the ‘Dragon Slayers’ tye, flying the very latest singleand twin-engined fighters, exacted a heavy toll on the AAF Boeing bombers using a range of tactics including ramming. 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.

Taught to speak English when still a student, he has been an avid collector of kf on wartime Japanese military aviation since the late s.

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.

B-29 Hunters of the JAAF

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. The illustration above is color plate 9 of This raid produced the first ramming by Japanese aircraft. 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.

The book does not give an estimated number of Bs lost due to ramming attacks, but many of the went down due to conventional aerial attacks, antiaircraft fire, and mechanical problems.

The XX1 Bomber Command was now ready to carry the fight to the Japanese homeland operating from recently captured islands in the Marianas. On August 20, 76 Bs took off to bomb the iron and steel factories at Yawata. The term B struck terror in the hearts of the Japanese public during World War II, for it was the Boeing bomber that finally brought the war to the residents of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, and numerous other cities in the home islands from mid through VJ Day.

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In OctoberHalloran visited the crash site of his B, and on the same trip he shook hands with the Japanese pilot who had spared his life more than a half century before. The last ramming took place on 26 June against Bs. Dobry Vojak rated it it was amazing May 03, Book report written by Wayland Mayo, Website Historian. 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. In one technique the fighter would climb above the bomber formation and drop breakaway canister aerial burst phosphorous bombs.

Also the “Dragon Killer” night fighters were fitted with twin mounted 20mm cannons angled to shoot up. 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, His eye for detail and exhaustive research has led to him being given access to much archive material by former aces who have remained silent since the end of the war.

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.

Several photos display the Bs’ intricate artwork, from Disney characters to bare-breasted women. Koji Takaki is currently working on several other book projects with Sakaida.

The book does not give an estimated number of Bs lost due to ramming attacks, but many of the went down due to conventional aerial attacks, antiaircraft fire, and mechanical problems.

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