The Kamikaze Hunters (Hardcover)

Fighting for the Pacific: 1945

By Will Iredale

Pegasus Books, 9781681771670, 456pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/13/2017)
Compact Disc (6/6/2016)
Compact Disc (6/6/2016)
MP3 CD (6/6/2016)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (6/6/2016)

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In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze.

Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors, Will Iredale follows a group of young men from the moment they signed up through their initial training to the terrifying reality of fighting against pilots who, in the cruel last summer of the war, chose death rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat--and deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers.