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A Japanese pilot's account of the attack on Pearl Harbor

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  1. Gliderboy

    Gliderboy New Member

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    With the anniversary of the PH attack fast approaching, those readers wanting to read about the attack from a different perspective might want to read the autobiography of Juzo Mori (The Miraculous Torpedo Squadron, Kindle e-book). Mori flew one the Kate Torpedo bombers and gives a very vivid depiction of what it was like to train for and carry out the attack.

    He flew in China prior to Pearl Harbor, then in the Wake Island attacks, Midway, the Solomon's and more.

    History in the words of one who was there.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Could've been one of the pilots helping to bomb Darwin...Some aircraft were shot down.
    The first Sgt Hajime Toyoshima crashed in the Tiwi Islands...Ulungura, an aboriginal, crept up behind him and captured him (lucky he didn't get a spear in his ribs)...
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I found it unsurprising that ALL the torpedo plane pilots reported they'd dropped on battleships, at first anyway.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    I guess that they all made that claim as to not lose face. By claiming you sank or hit a battleship, can you gain face? Always wondered about that. Gaining face that is.
     
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    All I have to do is age and I gain face. A bit wider, wrinklier, and saggier.
     
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    Yeah, but claiming to sink a battleship give much more face. I think.
     
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    Think of it as "bragging rights" or "mojo".
     
  8. Gliderboy

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    In 'The Miraculous Torpedo Squadron' Mori (a torpedo plane pilot) writes about this in some detail. The torpedo pilots were tasked with sinking the carriers. Only just before launching did they learn that the carriers were out of port. Thus, the battleships became their primary targets.
     

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