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The kaiten weapon

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, Japanese,
  • Kaiten (Torpedoes)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Yutaka Yokota, with Joseph D. Harrington.
    SeriesA Ballantine original,, S600
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD777 .Y5713
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 255 p.
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5862761M
    LC Control Number62036996
    OCLC/WorldCa2324978

    Plot introduction[ edit ] The narrative takes the form of a biography of a man called Cheradenine Zakalwe, who was born outside of the Culture but was recruited into it by Special The kaiten weapon book agent Diziet Sma to work as an operative intervening in less advanced civilizations. When Watanabe returns to base, he goes on a successful practice kaiten run. This may have been the same Kaiten which successfully rammed and sank the Underhill. Although many personal stories are quite fascinating, the many names make it nearly impossible to remember individual crewmembers from one chapter to another. She saw no further action.

    Mississinewa rolls to port, slipping from sight Several survivors mention the Kingfisher floatplane that came in close to the flaming oil and saved them. Kuroki and another kaiten The kaiten weapon book died in a training accident when their kaiten torpedo got stuck in the bottom of Tokuyama Bay on September 6, When a target was sighted, the telephone line used to communicate between the submarine and Yokota's kaiten was completely dead, so he could not be launched. Watanabe becomes very angry and wants to shoot one of the base's antiaircraft guns at the bombers. The submarine barely limped back to base after suffering great damage from about depth charges released by two American destroyers.

    A submarine likely to be I was attacked in the vicinity of Okinawa on 29 April by an aircraft from. Government and military officials of Madagascar and Diego Suarez and representatives from Japan attended the first memorial service for the four men. Even when copying from another book, the author makes mistakes in spellings. The selected kaiten pilots attend a farewell party, but Watanabe finds Nishina instead working on a kaiten in the Otsushima workshop since he wants to ensure success of the mission to Ulithi. Yokota, Yutaka, with Joseph P.


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The kaiten weapon by Yutaka Yokota Download PDF Ebook

About half of this book relates directly to kaiten. Due to the huge number of eyewitness accounts in this lengthy history, a complete index at the end of the book greatly aids anyone who wants to find stories about specific individuals.

They are overjoyed to see him and think that he has been flying planes, since he keeps his assignment to a kaiten base a secret.

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On 9 August I came across a convoy led by and readied three of her Kaitens to attack, of which only one could be launched. The novel recounts several of these interventions and Zakalwe's attempts to come to terms with his own past.

Well, if he was indeed born in that would put him as a Dragon but if he was born in he would have been a Horse. When giving the history of Japan's kaiten, Barker uses extensive excerpts from the book Kamikaze Submarine by Yokota and Harrington published in [ 1 ].

If he grew up in mainland Tokyo, The kaiten weapon book would presume that he would have had some physical training as part of the grade school curriculum in the late 30's to early 40's. This The kaiten weapon book followed by another rapidly prepared, and both made for.

Yokota far left with Tembu Group holding cherry blossom branches Yokota left Japan The kaiten weapon book times in submarines carrying kaiten weapons, but he returned each time without being able to carry out his objective to The kaiten weapon book an enemy ship.

Mere weeks before the death of Taika's sister Tomi, she was asked about this and other topics. Two Japanese I-class submarines carried four kaiten apiece to attack American ships at the Ulithi anchorage.

Zamucen's citation reads p. As he recovers in bed, he pleads with Commander Itakura to let him go another mission so he can die. Cooley flipped over on his back, choking as his lungs ingested smoke, and nearly blind from oil that burned his eyes.

Japanese sources indicated that these kaiten sank two ships and damaged four others in their attacks, but U. Itakura informs Watanabe that his hometown has been bombed by Bs, and it appears there are few survivors.

Volume 2 opens with the Japanese Navy's first kamikaze squadron that made successful attacks on American ships in the Philippines on October 25, He appears ready and eager to make an attack.

Although the book includes fictional characters such as Watanabe and his friend Masao Sekiguchi, the story is based on actual history with the kaiten base and kaiten missions being accurately portrayed and with inclusion of some real historical characters such as Lieutenant Junior Grade Sekio Nishina, who carried out the first successful kaiten attack by sinking the large oil tanker Mississinewa AO at Ulithi.

They departed on 14 July headed for an area south-east of Okinawa. However, after Yokota, the youngest of four children, visited his family for a special four-day leave prior to his first mission, he felt his resolve somewhat weakened for the kaiten program since he missed his family more than he had realized.

On 27 June, a patrolling Lockheed Ventura sighted I and dropped three Mark 47 depth charges which sank her with her crew of Okinawan Sumo Though Taika never discussed actually training, he was exposed to Okinawan Sumo, known by the name kakuyukai.

This, however, was just diversionary and the mine was a dummy. The I submarine gets attacked by Grumman fighters while still in sight of Kyushu. On 28 June I launched a single Kaiten against, which the Antares sank with shellfire and called in a nearby destroyer, the.

Kozo Watanabe were carried to their Ulithi launch point by submarine I After an exciting Prologue that introduces the kaiten attack at Ulithi, the first three chapters get the book off to a slow start with general information about attack submersibles, the Pearl Harbor attack, and the Battle of Midway, which seem to have little direct relevance to the book's main theme.

Many things in Japanese culture that phonetically sound like death shinuare considered unlucky and are avoided. On May 10,Watanabe is on guard duty when he sees several B bombers fly overhead. The oiler loaded with fuel exploded, flames started spreading rapidly, and crewmen quickly recognized that the fire could not be controlled.

Watanabe, ready for his next mission, sharply salutes the commander when he sees his tears. At that morning Eugene Cooley had awakened the moment his skivvies caught fire and scorched his skin. The group consisted of two submarines, I and Icarrying a total of eight Kaiten.In Novemberthe U.S.

Navy fleet lay at anchor in Ulithi Harbor, deep in the Pacific Ocean, when the oiler USS" Mississinewa" erupted in a ball of flames. Japan's secret weapon, the "Kaiten" a manned suicide submarine had succeeded in its first mission.

The "Kaiten" was so secret that even Japanese naval commanders didn t know of its existence. And the Americans kept it secret as well.

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Kaiten | In Novemberthe U.S. Navy fleet lay at anchor in Ulithi Harbor, deep in the Pacific Ocean, when the oiler USS Mississinewa erupted in a ball of flames.

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