The program aired on PBS, and consisted of interviews with the men who survived the program. The article isn't a "definitive" account of the why's and wherefore of how they survived, it is a "lead-in" for the Independent Lense program on PBS of that name. Some of the planes crashed on take off, some failed enroute (the maintainence was sloppy), some ran out of gas.
Yes I know in those cases the men would of survived they did have Parachutes but the Japs must of used the men again
given them new plains Unless badly injured. I remember reading many Jap pilots where rescued after their plans crashed at sea.
I know it's program and not definitie, just making the comment the article does not mention it.
Carrying out their mission properly, your chances of Survival Nil.
I found an article One of the few surviving Japanese pilots trained for kamikaze missions yesterday came face-to-face with his former
British Navy enemies more than 50 years after the end of the Second World War. Hichiro Naemura, now 82, was one of only a FEW airmen to survive the conflict in the Pacific
, which saw thousands of young Japanese men kill themselves in officially sanctioned suicide attacks on allied warships
. He was an experienced combat pilot in the Japanese Army Air Force before switching to become a
kamikaze instructor in "special attack" units, known as Tokko. He had mixed feelings about the tactic, which was seen as a desperate
measure by the Japanese High http://www.japanvisi...ID=359&pID=1089
See these Link your going to see rear Footage.
Kamikaze Survivor refuses to be rescued , kills himself http://www.liveleak....=abe_1236439343 WW II Kamikaze video http://www.liveleak....ew?i=c4c6d17e49 http://www.liveleak....ew?i=c4c6d17e49
Edited by Spaniard, 03 April 2010 - 01:01 AM.