Kamikaze!

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The following link shows a complete and extensive reporting a collection of photos, some known and others, rare and dramatic, about this iconic group of pilots who flew and fought in WW2: http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/kamikaze.html Hope you enjoy and I count on your visit!
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Few there I've not seen before - as always! - and one or two that really need explanation and/or captions.
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Suicide bombers with parachutes? Why are some of the pilots wearing parachutes?
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Presumably if they had a problem between take off and their target they would be expected to return, and if the problem was terminal to their aircraft I guess they'd jump rather than dive happily into the ground...? I do seem to remember there was one pilot who went twice and still survived the war. Or maybe elements of that refer to a single pilot...

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Many years ago I read a book by a Kamikaze pilot cant for the life of me remember what it was called, but I seem to remeber quite a few survived the war!
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Now we're talking about the HundredMission kamikaze pilot !!! There is a good book published around 1970 by Bernard Millot titled "Divine Thunder, The Life & Death of the Kamikazes"
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Another good book is I Was a Kamikaze by Ryuji Nagatsuka
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Now we're talking about the HundredMission kamikaze pilot !!!
...Who kept landing to ask for directions...?;o)