Review of book by Koji Takaki and Henry Sakaida on history of Japanese Army Air Force planes that fought against B bombers. – Buy B Hunters of the JAAF (Aviation Elite Units) book online at best prices in India on Read B Hunters of the JAAF (Aviation Elite . B!’ No other term struck such terror in the hearts of the Japanese public during World War 2 than this single, most-hated name. It was then.
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As the bombing jafa got lower the number of Bs in the attacks increased to where every day hundreds of them were destroying Japanese cities. Other books in the series.
Open Preview See a Problem? The book focuses on ramming attacks, so the reader does not get an understanding of their relative importance when compared to conventional aerial attacks or to antiaircraft fire. It is literally an encyclopedia of the B final slaughter of the fanatical Japanese, and the end of the Japanese Empire.
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MTNWishlist added it Jul 09, They thr met by intense flak, and over fighter planes. The American B Superfortress bombing campaign against the Japanese mainland devastated the cities.
Several photos display the Bs’ intricate artwork, from Disney characters to bare-breasted women. I consider this book a must have.
The book’s purpose seems to be the presentation of interesting aspects of many individual combat missions, so readers expecting a general history will be disappointed. Account Options Sign in. The war continued to deteriorate for the Japanese as the first long range P escorts showed up to mark the beginning of the end for Japanese aviation. Koji Takaki is currently working on several other book projects with Sakaida. First, Bs performed high-altitude precision bombing through Januarybut this turned out to not be very effective when compared to the number of planes destroyed and damaged.
Other English-language books on Japanese suicide attacks have little information on these JAAF pilots who made ramming attacks on Bs, so this well-researched book provides many details and historical photos not found elsewhere.
Finally, in Aprilthe Bs began tactical bombing of airfields in Kyushu, the southernmost main island of Japan, to neutralize the bases used for kamikaze attacks against Allied ships near Okinawa.
Aviation Elite Units 5. Julio Campos added it Apr 15, He has spent much of his adult life researching the history of Japanese fighter pilots. This is his first volume for Osprey. In Japan ramming units were activated. American aircraft could now roam almost at will over Japan.
B HUNTERS OF THE JAAF
Halloran survived the war but was ill-treated during captivity. First, Bs performed high-altitude precision bombing through Januarybut this turned out to not be very effective when compared to the number of planes destroyed and damaged. Susan M Morgan added it May 07, Immediately Americans were aware of the Japanese pilots great exaggerations of kills. The idea was to coordinate their attack with ground searchlights, and approach the bombers from below, then shoot up into the formation.
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The authors provide both sides’ claims of aircraft downed, but many times the combatants considerably overestimated or exaggerated the claims. Fighter sentai initially attempted to repel the Bs through conventional means, but pilots soon realized that the bomber was virtually impossible to shoot down using these tactics. The book also has many well-drawn illustrations of JAAF planes, tail markings, unit insignia, and markings used to signify claims to B kills.
The book hunteds packed with details on combat missions, geographical locations, and combatants’ names, so the reading may be slow or confusing for those without some previous background. Other English-language books on Japanese suicide attacks have little information on these JAAF pilots who made ramming attacks on Bs, so this well-researched book provides many details and historical photos not found elsewhere.
The battle between the Bs and the Japanese fighters was on.
In OctoberHalloran visited the crash site of his B, and on the same trip he shook hands with the Japanese pilot who had spared his life more than a half century before. Trivia About B Hunters of t In one of the best short stories pp. The book is packed with details on combat missions, geographical locations, and combatants’ names, so the reading may be slow or confusing for those without some previous background. Osprey Publishing has published over books on military aircraft and fighter pilots, organized in series such as Aircraft of the Aces, which gives the experiences and achievements of ace fighter pilots.