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Samurai by Saburo SakLy documents the chivalry and valor of the combat aviator who time after time fought American fighter pilots and with 64 kills would survive the war as Japan's greatest living ace Here are the harrowing experiences of one of Japan's greatest aces from fighter pilot school where the harsh trai. A must read for anyone interested in the Japanese viewpoint of WWII Combined with Toland's 'The Rising Sun' this book gives a great look into the war and what it meant for a single Japanese pilot from the promising beginning where the Japanese Zero fighter was the apex predator of the sky to the hopeless ending where Japan resorted to the desperate tactic of kamikaze attacksSakai does well to dispute some of the American propaganda used during the war refuting some of their wild claims of air superiorityNot once during 'Samaurai' was I lost in the terminology of the aircrafts I've never been one to care about aircraftnavy vessels which is also to Sakai's creditMy biggest peeve with the book had little to do with the content itself but rather its publisher There must have been 30 spelling mistakes and grammatical errors at a minimum and it's in desperate need of a proofreader

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THE GRIPPING SAGA OF THE RISE AND FALL OF THE JAPANESE NAVAL AIR FORCE IN WORLD WAR II THROUGH THE CAREER OF ONE OF ITS BEST FIGHTER ACES Written by Martin Caidin from Saburo Sakai's own memoirs and journalist Fred Saito's extensive interviews with the World War II fighter pilot Samurai vivid. There's a lot of air battles in this And not much of anything else I liked Saburo's honesty There's a story where he and an allied pilot are locked in an exhausting dogfight Eventually Saburo gets a couple of shots at the cockpit glass shatters He pulls up alongside and the badly wounded allied pilot raises his arm in a sort of salute Saburo salutes back two warriors reaching out across the sky before he falls behind to shoot the crippled plane out of the sky Oh Did he mean to tell us that he watched the crippled plane limp to safetyBut not so much fun as Kamikaze A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the Famous Suicide Suadrons

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Download ↠ Samurai by Saburo Sakai 106 ¿ THE GRIPPING SAGA OF THE RISE AND FALL OF THE JAPANESE NAVAL AIR FORCE IN WORLD WAR II THROUGH THE CAREER OF ONE OF ITS BEST FIGHTER ACES Written by Martin Caidin from Saburo Sakai's own memoirs and journalist Fred Saito's extensive interviews with the World War II fighter pilot Samurai vividly documNing expelled over half of his class to the thrilling early Japanese victories; from his incredible six hundred mile fight for life from Guadalcanal to his base in Rabaul to the poignant story of the now handicapped veteran's return to the air during the final desperate months of World War II. This is the autobiography of Japan's greatest ace pilot to survive WWII Saburo Sakai became a hero in his homeland and his account of his place in the Pacific War is even handed and illuminating In the early days of the war victory seems to come relatively easy to him and the other pilots in his fighter group due to their superior training and the excellence of the Mitsubishi Zero fighter As the war wears on however and the United States becomes fully engaged on its Western front the tide turns and the situation becomes increasingly desperate for Sakai and his compatriots until the inevitable crushing defeat Sakai along with his co authors Martin Caidin and Fred Saito presents exciting accounts of air battles and Sakai's harrowing experience piloting his aircraft back to base after sustaining injuries that should have killed him As good as this stuff is I was glad that the home front wasn't neglected in his narrative In addition to being a great air warrior he also lived a wonderful love story with his future wife