Hoyt, Edwin P.


1st ed., 1983. 332 pp., 12 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. Between the early months of 1944 and V-J Day, the Kamikaze pilots inflicted more damage on American naval vessels and caused more casualties to American fighting men than any single Pacific Island battle. Inspired by Admiral Ohnishi, these courageous pilots recklessly sacrificed their own lives in an effort to bring the U.S. to its knees. The brilliant defensive strategies of Admirals Halsey and Spruance put an end to the Kamikaze threat. This book is a powerful, incisive portrait of the men who carried out the Japanese suicide missions during the Pacific campaign of World War II, and their role in prolonging the war.

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