The Kamikaze Pilots: The End Of War

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The kamikaze pilots were no heros. As they would kill thousands of soldiers, wound hundreds to thousands, and all for the ending result of their life to be taken. Kamikaze were Japanese suicide pilots who attacked allied warships in the Pacific Ocean during the Second World War. The meaning of the name is "divine wind" and refers to a typhoon that destroyed an enemy fleet in the 13th century. According to a U.S Air Force webpage, approximately 2,800 Kamikaze attackers sank 34 Navy ships, damaged 368 others, killed 4,900 sailors, and left over 4,800 wounded. Any of the Japanese pilots who were in World War II made deliberate suicidal crashes into enemy targets, usually ships. The term also denotes the aircraft used in such attacks. The practice was most prevalent from the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944, to the end of the war. …show more content…

Several suicide attacks, carried out during the invasion of Leyte, by Japanese pilots from units other than the Special Attack Force, have been described as the first kamikaze attack. Early on the 21st of October, a Japanese aircraft, deliberately crashed into a heavy cruiser. By day 's end on October 26th, 55 kamikazes from the Special Attack Force had also damaged the large escort carriers, which had also been struck by a

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