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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.
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
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.
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
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I'm trying to find the source, but yes. They did. I've heard and/or read and/or been lectured that they often put narcotics in their cigarettes to give them a false sense of e…uphoria before crashing into a building.
There weren't any kamikaze pilots in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
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.
This is sort of a trick question, as they technically didn't wear "helmets," but leather "flight caps" that covered the head and ears. These kept the pilots from getting too c…old or going deaf while flying with their cockpit canopies open, which they sometimes did to get a better view when taking off, landing, or looking for landmarks. Even if the kamikazes had access to the helmets of modern aviation, though, wearing them wouldn't be a pointless endeavor on a mission to crash their planes into American warships. If you're familiar with aviation or even gravity, you know that a pilot's helmet is not going to do much good in most crashes. A plane meeting another solid object abruptly normally results in death, no matter what the pilot has on his or her head. What a helmet, or even a softer leather flight cap, is good for is protecting a pilot's head from getting knocked by the cockpit canopy during high-speed, mid-air maneuvering, like the kind you have to do to avoid gunfire while nosediving into a ship. Couple this with the fact that kamikazes sometimes had to abort their missions before the explosive finale due to turbulence, weather or visibility issues, and the pilots' protective headgear becomes much more apparent as an aid to help them complete their mission, not necessarily survive it.