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Friday, February 03, 2012

Kamikaze Japan's Death Pilots

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A new book "Kamikaze Japan's Death Pilots" by Albert Axell and Hideaki Kase was published in Danish on 27 in January.

The front cover shows Lieutenant Yukio Seki (1921-1944), one of the first Japanese airman who went to his death as a kamikaze pilot, attacking and destroying the USS St. Lo.

The image is from a painting by Copenhagen-based, Japanese artist Yoshiki Nakahara (after the likeness of the suicide pilot and plane).

Kamikaze Japan's Death Pilots book cover
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An English edition is in the works but not unfortunately with Yoshiki's cover.

Read an interview with an ex-kamikaze pilot

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