The abandoned aircraft of the Imperial Japanese air force, (among them e.g. machines Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52) at the end of the war at the base in Atsugi
The bright painting on the fuselage expresses commitment to the Japanese Kamikaze pilot These pilots with aircraft careening headlong on the bulging explosives Allied ships. Should be the new divine wind, which will save Japan, but this goal was not humanly possible. Although certain achievements have reached the kamikaze, but you were too costly. Each success (if it ever came) meant the loss of the pilot and the aircraft and such a waste of Japan's could not afford too
The aircraft carrier HMS Formidable (R67) on fire after being struck by a Kamikaze off Sakishima Gunto.
Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, Marine Corps Ace credited with the destruction of 28 Japanese aircraft, was awarded the Medal of Honor "for extraordinary heroism above and beyond the call of duty" while in command of a Marine Fighting Squadron in the Central Solomons Area from 12 September 1943 to 3 January 1944. He was shot down over Rabaul on the latter date, and his capture by the Japanese was followed by 20 months as a prisoner of war.
HIJMS Musashi. Second of the 4 planned Yamato class battleships, probably the most powerful battleships built (the 16" 50 cal guns in the Iowas were better, and the US ships had better fire control and speed). Extreme size, heavy armor. 3x3 turrets, 46 cm (18.1" guns), 4 (originally) x 3 15.5 cm. Max speed 27.4 kts. Unlike Yamato, built in a private yard, considered by crews a better job. Sunk at Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 X 44. Her relatively slow speed impaired her operational usefulness.
Japanese American Artists - These wooden birds, carved inside World War II-era Japanese American internment camps, are a sampling of the artwork in “The Art of Gaman” by Delphine Hirasuna. The bird’s tiny legs were crafted from the surplus snipped off the wire mesh screens over barrack windows.
San Thomas Prison Liberation Two emaciated American civilians, Lee Rogers (L) & John C. Todd, sit outside gym which had been used as a Japanese prison camp following their release by Allied forces liberating the city. Location: Manila, Luzon, Philippines Date taken: February 05, 1945 Photographer: Carl Mydans Life Images