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Call_me_Kanno
05-23-2004, 12:57 PM
Here are some pics of a few IJN and JAAF ace pilot's.

IJN
First row... from left to right
1- PO3/c Sadamu Komachi, serving aboard Shokaku in 1941-42 40 victories
2- Lt Yutaka Morioka of the 302nd AD at Atsugi in early 1945 5 victories
3- PO1/c Takeo Tanimizu, serving aboard Junyo in May 1942 32 victories
4- Lt(jg) Sadaaki Akamatsu of the 302nd AG at Atsugi in early 1945 27 victories
5- PO1/c Kaneyoshi Muto of the 12th AG, formerly in China, 1938 35 victories
6- Missing in the post is PO2c Saburo Sakai of the 12th AG at
Nanchang. in southern China, 1939 60+ victories

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/IJN_800x600.jpg

JAAF
Second row... from left to right
1- Sgt Satoshi Anabuki, seen at the Akeno Fighter School in
February 1944 51 victories
2- MSgt Masatoshi Masuzawa of the 1st Sentai in his flying
gear as worn during the Nomonhan incident in 1939 15 victories
3- Cpl Susumu Kajinami of the New Guinea-based 68th Sentai
models his lightweight flying suit in late 1943 24 victories
4- Capt Fujitaro Ito of the 5th Sentai prepares to enter his Ki-45
at Kiyosu Airfield, Japan, in March 1945 13+ victories
5- 2Lt Yohei Hinoki of the 64th Sentai in service dress in China
in the spring of 1942 12 victories
6- Missing in the post... WO Makato Ogawa of the 70th Sentai,
based near Tokyo on home defense duties in 1945 9 victories

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/JAAF_800x600.jpg

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Sig.jpg

Call_me_Kanno
05-23-2004, 12:57 PM
Here are some pics of a few IJN and JAAF ace pilot's.

IJN
First row... from left to right
1- PO3/c Sadamu Komachi, serving aboard Shokaku in 1941-42 40 victories
2- Lt Yutaka Morioka of the 302nd AD at Atsugi in early 1945 5 victories
3- PO1/c Takeo Tanimizu, serving aboard Junyo in May 1942 32 victories
4- Lt(jg) Sadaaki Akamatsu of the 302nd AG at Atsugi in early 1945 27 victories
5- PO1/c Kaneyoshi Muto of the 12th AG, formerly in China, 1938 35 victories
6- Missing in the post is PO2c Saburo Sakai of the 12th AG at
Nanchang. in southern China, 1939 60+ victories

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/IJN_800x600.jpg

JAAF
Second row... from left to right
1- Sgt Satoshi Anabuki, seen at the Akeno Fighter School in
February 1944 51 victories
2- MSgt Masatoshi Masuzawa of the 1st Sentai in his flying
gear as worn during the Nomonhan incident in 1939 15 victories
3- Cpl Susumu Kajinami of the New Guinea-based 68th Sentai
models his lightweight flying suit in late 1943 24 victories
4- Capt Fujitaro Ito of the 5th Sentai prepares to enter his Ki-45
at Kiyosu Airfield, Japan, in March 1945 13+ victories
5- 2Lt Yohei Hinoki of the 64th Sentai in service dress in China
in the spring of 1942 12 victories
6- Missing in the post... WO Makato Ogawa of the 70th Sentai,
based near Tokyo on home defense duties in 1945 9 victories

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/JAAF_800x600.jpg

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Sig.jpg

KIMURA
05-23-2004, 03:20 PM
That's one of my favorite. Mayor Kobayashi. He scored 3 B-29 and 2 F6F, althougt after war historians corrected his tally to 10 B-29 and 2 F6F. He was killed in a T-33 crash in 1957.

http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/tony/kobayashi_bukosho.jpg

Kimura

necrobaron
05-23-2004, 03:27 PM
What's the story behind that fellow with the hook?

"Not all who wander are lost."

RAC_Pips
05-23-2004, 05:35 PM
If you like those Osprey books by Henry Sakaida, which are a good intro to the subject, then you will luv the more comphrehensive books by Hata and Izawa.

Japanese Naval Aces And Fighter Units n World War II. ISBN 1-85310-138-9

Japanese Army Air Force Aces And Their Fighter Units 1931-1945. ISBN 1-902304-89-6

The fellow with the hook is Lt. Yutaka Morioka, He learnt to fly D3A Vals in 1942 and then became a instructor. In April '44 he was transferred to 302 Kokutai, where he learnt to fly the A6M5 Zero. 302 was based at Atsugi and was responsible for Tokyo defence.

On 23 January '45 he attacked a B-29 over Nagoya, and had his hand shot off by the tail gunner. After spending time in hospital he was active once more from August onwards. From August 3 to August 15 he claimed 5 victories.

[This message was edited by RAC_Pips on Sun May 23 2004 at 04:47 PM.]

Giganoni
05-23-2004, 06:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RAC_Pips:
If you like those Osprey books by Henry Sakaida, which are a good intro to the subject, then you will luv the more comphrehensive books by Hata and Izawa.

Japanese Naval Aces And Fighter Units n World War II. ISBN 1-85310-138-9

Japanese Army Air Force Aces And Their Fighter Units 1931-1945. ISBN 1-902304-89-6

The fellow with the hook is Lt. Yutaka Morioka, He learnt to fly D3A Vals in 1942 and then became a instructor. In April '44 he was transferred to 302 Kokutai, where he learnt to fly the A6M5 Zero. 302 was based at Atsugi and was responsible for Tokyo defence.

On 23 January '45 he attacked a B-29 over Nagoya, and had his hand shot off by the tail gunner. After spending time in hospital he was active once more from August onwards. From August 3 to August 15 he claimed 5 victories.

[This message was edited by RAC_Pips on Sun May 23 2004 at 04:47 PM.]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those are very good books, I have the army one. By a professional historian and basically gives you all the info you'd want to know about the JAAF units. The story of Hinoki, Yohei I posted in the Aces of the PTO (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=26310365&m=890107614) thread. He too flew missing a limb.