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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It was then only natural that the pilots who attempted to shoot these high-flying Boeing bombers out of the skies over Tokyo, Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Kobe should become known as the elite of the Japanese Army Air Force.
B HUNTERS OF THE JAAF
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. I consider this book a must have.
Fighter sentai initially attempted to repel the Bs through conventional means, but pilots soon realized that the bomber was virtually impossible to shoot down using these tactics. 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. Account Options Sign in.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Japanese surrendered on 15 Aug. 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.
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.
Jim Laurier graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art, Connecticut and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since.
Nov 29, Teufel Wolf rated it it was amazing.
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Perhaps the Atomic bomb was justified considering the nunters character of our enemy, and the unforgettable, unforgivable treatment of our POWs. The incendiary bombs destroyed not only military targets but also over two million homes p. 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.
It was then only natural that the pilots who attempted to shoot these high-flying Boeing bombers out of the skies over Tokyo, Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Kobe should become known The targets were aircraft factories.
Only search Kamikaze Images. Nunters a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In OctoberHuntees 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.
Tom Tullis has illustrated a number of books in both the Aces and Combat Aircraft series, and was the first artist to produce material for Osprey Aviation electronically. The American B Superfortress bombing campaign against the Japanese mainland devastated the cities.
Darren added it Jan 24, Even after hitting a B, a pilot sometimes had a chance to parachute from his plane or even to land his damaged plane.
The Enola created a dramatic ending to the bloody conflict which the Japanese had started. Now retired after a long career in the textiles industry, Takaki is working on several book projects with Henry Sakaida. Japanese techniques against the Americans were becoming worrisome. Marc rated it really liked it Feb 19, The book also has many well-drawn illustrations of JAAF planes, tail markings, unit insignia, and markings used to signify claims to B kills.
Bob marked it as to-read Mar 14, The book is packed with details on combat missions, geographical locations, and combatants’ names, so the reading may be slow or confusing for those yhe some previous background. In one of the best short stories pp. Tokubetsu Kougekitai Special Attack Corps. 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.
Refresh and try again. There is no doubt the ramming tactics and suicide attacks were a force to be reckoned with. The incendiary bombs destroyed not only military targets but also over two million homes p.
Cliff Bunters rated it liked it Nov 26, As the bombing runs increased so did the ramming which had become a real nightmare for the Bs. 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.
Several photos display the Bs’ intricate artwork, from Disney characters to bare-breasted women.
They were met by intense flak, and over fighter planes. Susan M Morgan added it May 07, 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.
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 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 Although ill-equipped to defend the home islands, the Japanese Hunyers Air Force threw itself ito the task wholeheartedly. Lists with This Book. Halloran survived the war but was ill-treated during captivity. Rare historical photos and exceptional color illustrations fill this book. Most were beheaded as soon as they were captured.
A third generation Japanese American SanseiHenry Sakaida has spent much of his life researching the shadowy history of the Japanese fighter pilot. Aviation Elite Units 5.
Koji Takaki is currently working on several other book projects with Sakaida. 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.
Using less gas, they could carry a larger bomb load.
The Japanese were waiting and ready, with night fighters and searchlights, and anti-aircraft guns.