Posts tagged with ‘kamikaze’

  • This Day in History January 5, 1945

    By Ruth on January 4, 2012
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    I wish I had something cheerier for today’s feature, but it was on this date in 1945 that the Japanese pilots received the first order to become kamikaze or “divine wind” pilots (suicide pilots).  Most of the good pilots were gone, and Japan was losing.  This was an assured way to kill the enemy–the Americans. These ill-trained suicide bombers flew […]