The Japanese were not about to let the Allies get closer to their shores than Okinawa. Their resistance strategy included using kamikaze pilots destined to die for Japan. And their motivations were not really so far from those of U.
Photos and letters from Japan's WWII kamikaze pilots could be immortalised by the UN, if some Japanese war veterans get their way. Both South Korea and China and even some Japanese veterans oppose the move.
Kamikaze pilots, numbering more than in May of attacked the U. fleet during the Okinawa Campaign. They attacked in clusters called "kikusuis" - "floating chrysanthemums" - sinking 34 ships, damaging and killing sailors and wounding
Headshot of a Japanese 'kamikaze' pilot smiling while helping another pilot with his gear during World War II. They are wearing white scarves, a symbol of the Divine Wind, which they hoped would prevent invasion. - Pin it by GUSTAVO BUESO-JACQUIER