B-29 HUNTERS OF THE JAAF PDF

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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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This proved very effective. Aviation Elite Units 1 – 10 of 41 books. Instead, only those pilots in designated special attack units are officially recognized.

Immediately Americans were aware of the Japanese pilots great exaggerations of kills. Thanks thw telling us about the problem. Instead, the Army formed “special attack” units with the purpose to make suicidal ramming attacks against the Bs. Halloran survived the war but was ill-treated during captivity.

This book details the exploits of the ‘Dragon Slayers’ who, flying the very latest singleand twin-engined fighters, exacted a heavy toll on the AAF Boeing bombers using a range of tactics including ramming. Books by Koji Takaki.

Most were beheaded as soon as they were captured. The targets were aircraft factories. Natalie Fife marked it as to-read Nov 28, LeMay also started using incendiaries and systematically started bombing virtually every city in Japan. 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.

B Hunters of the JAAF by Koji Takaki

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 fhe elite of the Japanese Army Air Force. Next, General Curtiss LeMay began low-level fire bombing of Japanese cities, which caused great destruction.

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The American B Superfortress bombing campaign against the Japanese mainland devastated the cities. Nov 29, Teufel Wolf rated it it jaxf amazing. Marc rated it really liked it Feb 19, 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. Jaaaf helps you keep track of books you want to read.

In one of the best short stories pp. American aircraft could now roam almost at will over Japan.

B-29 Hunters of the JAAF

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’s purpose seems to be the presentation of interesting aspects of many individual combat missions, so readers expecting a general history will be disappointed.

Susan M Morgan added it May 07, No trivia or quizzes yet. The authors provide both sides’ claims of aircraft downed, but many times the combatants considerably overestimated or exaggerated the claims. The book divides the B bombings into three phases. Both the Army and Navy formed “special attack corps” to carry out suicide attacks, and these included planes to crash dive into ships, kaiten manned torpedoes, explosive motorboats, and other weapons.

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. 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 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.

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Both the Army and Navy formed “special attack corps” to carry out suicide attacks, and these included planes to crash dive into ships, kaiten manned torpedoes, explosive motorboats, and other weapons. First, Bs performed high-altitude precision bombing through Januarybut this turned out to not be very effective when compared to the number of planes destroyed and damaged. The idea was to coordinate their attack with ground searchlights, and approach the bombers from below, then shoot up into the formation.

The last ramming took place on 26 June against Bs. 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. As a final resort, units formed specialist ramming flights, and these proved highly successful up until the arrival of the USAAF escort fighters in April English-language histories about Japan’s kamikaze operations use the term “kamikaze” for the JAAF pilots who made ramming attacks on Bs [ 1 ], even though the Japanese military did not use this term to refer to these pilots.

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