The aim of the Kamikaze was to sink the American Aircraft Carriers. It was a last ditch effort to snatch victory from defeat. The Japanese knew that as long as the American aircraft carriers patroled the Pacific they were doomed to ultimate defeat. After reading the first 77 pages of James Bradley's FLYBOYS... my understanding is that the officers in the Japanese army took the Samurai way of life and warped it to fit their needs. This is not the true lifestyle of the Japanese.
japan did not use kamikaze attacks until late in the war when it was losing badly
In World War II the Axis powers turned their airplanes into weapons during Kamikaze missions. The Japanese are the most famous for this. Kamikaze missions were suicide missions, so the pilots flew to a target and aimed their plane to the ground and BOOM. Kamikaze missions were also prevalent in sea battles where one plane could take out an entire ship.
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NovaNET answer: japan did not use kamikaze attacks until late in the war when it was loosing badly
kamikaze meaning divine wind
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It stopped a Mongolian invasion.!
Suicide planes filled with explosives flown against US Navy ships
Japan did not NEED Kamikaze Pilots and the strategy of the Kamikaze was a doomed strategy from the onset because it took more to train the pilots than they actually flew and most impacts were not severe enough to perform the task they were supposed to perform. Japan chose to implement the Kamikaze Pilot as a strategy in the hopes of severely crippling American Aircraft Carriers and other American Warships in the Pacific.
The purpose of a Kamikaze was to fly his plane into the enemy and afflict the most damage possible. The reason why they were and are heroes is simply because they sacrificed their lives when becoming a Kamikaze pilot.
A lot, aat least 5,000. But all pilots were potential kamikaze pilots.
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japan didnt use kamakazi attacks until late in the war when it was losing.
Kamikaze means 'divine wind'. It was first used when a huge storm stopped Genghis Khan's navy from reaching Japan in his attempt for conquest. It is latterly used for the suicidal pilots from Japan in WW2.
I don't honestly know but it was to please their emperor on a suicidal mission