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Around 2000 kamikaze flights were mounted during World War II. They sank 40 US ships.
3,913 Japanese kamikaze pilot's died altogether.
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They were like the WWII version of suicide bombers. The Japanese had (not sure if they still have or not) strict codes of honour. They would rather die than surrender or be t…aken hostage. So, in the war of the Pacific, when Japan was facing defeat they thought this was an effective way of reversing their fortunes. They would fly their planes, full of explosives, into American ships (especially aircraft carriers), killing as many people as they could. Initially it proved effective but once the Americans found a way of countering these attacks by mounting massive anti-aircraft barrages which often brought down the Japanese planes before they hit their targets. The Word Kamikaze means "divine wind" referring to a great storm which destroyed the invasion fleet of the Chinese sometime in the middle ages.
Kamikaze pilots where pilots in the Japanese air force most notably during World War 2. There objective was to fly into American frigates, destroyers and air craft carriers du…ring the battle of the pacific. Each aircraft would be fully loaded with ordanance for maximum damage. They were possibly the worlds first suicide bombers.
Kamikazes were Japanese suicide planes (around 1944-1945) whose pilots deliberately crashed themselves into Allied warships. Japan was faring poorly during the last year of Wo…rld War II, and out of desperation, trained kamikaze pilots to try to hold off the Allied advance toward Japan. Although they caused a lot of damage, the kamikazes were ultimately unsuccessful in holding back the Allies.
Japanese suicide pilots who crashed their planes into American navy ships in a desperate attempt to win the war. Kamikaze means "Divine Wind" in Japanese.
The use of Kamikaze pilots reinforces the traditional Japanese values of honor and duty above life. It reflects the Bushido code employed by the Samurai from long before.
An aircraft hitting a ship causes a lot of damage and they were desperate to win the war
They were Japanese suicide fighter pilots. They would fly planes into ships. As the war in the pacific continued the Japanese leader's new that the American Navy was out growi…ng theirs. In an effort to try to be victorious. They started to recruit, young, new pilot's into the service of the Imperial Air Force telling them they were going to be accepted into the arms of the spirit's with honor when they gave their life by crashing into the 'evil' American ship's killing many 'evil' enemy. Many did it to not disgrace their families honor but it wasn't wide spread so the Japanese navy would chain these pilot's into the planes and if they refused to fly or didn't crash into the ship they would be shot. Note: This killing yourself for glory thing was later picked up by . . . Muslim clerics telling their follower's that to arm yourself with a bomb to kill the infidel's would leave you to the promised land as well. The planes were loaded with explosives and just enough fuel to get to there target. They were designed to destroy as many ships as possible. Hope this helps
From the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944, to the Battle of Okinawa in April -June of 1945; Japan's ARMY and NAVY expended approximately 2800 Kamikazes. For the planned in…vasion of the Empire's home islands, Japan prepared over 7,000 more Kamikazes for operations.
Kamikazes were people who killed themselves to save Japan by using a plane to smash into enemy ships, carriers and buildings.
They first made their appearance in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October of '44.
The kamikaze was used by Japan because japan was losing the war and the kamikaze were their last hope.....Actually who said this other answer, you are wrong. Kamikae was used …because if you were a japanese soldier, coming back alive to your home was dihonorble. So they woud show honor by comitting suicie nd bringning enemies down with them
Japan in WW2
Japanese Navy Air Force suicide pilots means "Divine Wind" in Japanese; also called Shinpu, meaning "military might". Japanese Army Air Force suicide pilots called Tok…kotai means "court beautiful death" Kamikaze pilots were pilots in the Japanese Air Force- most notably during World War 2. Their objective was to fly into American frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers during the Battle of the Pacific. Each aircraft would be fully loaded with ordinance for maximum damage. They were possibly the world's first suicide bombers.
In World War 2
A lot, aat least 5,000. But all pilots were potential kamikaze pilots.
That they love there country more than there loved ones so me thinks that they are (were ) nuts but they also believe in death before dishonour