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The New Guinea Comfort Women, Japan and the Australian Connection: out of the shadows | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

The New Guinea Comfort Women, Japan and the Australian Connection: out of the shadows | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

A Japanese pilot marking a victory on his A6M Zero fighter, 14 Feb 1942

[Photo] A Japanese pilot marking a victory on his A6M Zero fighter, 14 Feb 1942; note his unit's mascot, a monkey, on the aircraft

A Japanese pilot marking a victory on his A6M Zero fighter, 14 Feb 1942

Carrier A6M2 and A6M3 Zeros from the aircraft carrier Zuikaku preparing for a mission at Rabaul

Japanese Zero

Carrier A6M2 and A6M3 Zeros from the aircraft carrier Zuikaku preparing for a mission at Rabaul

Saburo Sakai and Hiroyoshi Nishizawa in Rabaul island, together they destroyed more than 150 allied planes!!!

Saburo Sakai and Hiroyoshi Nishizawa in Rabaul island, together they destroyed more than 150 allied planes!!!

Mitsubishi A6M Zero, more acaccurately, this particular model being that of an A6M5 Zero-Sen, a naval variant. The paint scheme is notable, likely to be a land-based aircraft. Also, the A6M5 can easily be recognized by the rounded wing tips and more powerful engine, unlike the square-tipped wings as on the model type 22, an earlier variant from mid 1941-1943. FYI...

Mitsubishi A6M Zero, more acaccurately, this particular model being that of an A6M5 Zero-Sen, a naval variant. The paint scheme is notable, likely to be a land-based aircraft. Also, the A6M5 can easily be recognized by the rounded wing tips and more powerful engine, unlike the square-tipped wings as on the model type 22, an earlier variant from mid 1941-1943. FYI...

Masijiro "Mike" Kawato, a WWII Japanese airman, who flew mainly Zeros, as seen behind, with a score of 19 kills. Mike had 17 bullet wounds in his body. He had been downed 5 times and during 5th down he had meant it to be suicide crash into American destroyer. He was steered off course from return fire which ripped one of his wings and cartwheeled him into the ocean rather than hit destroyer.Confirmed/rumored he was pilot who shot down Pappy Boyington.

Masijiro "Mike" Kawato, a WWII Japanese airman, who flew mainly Zeros, as seen behind, with a score of 19 kills. Mike had 17 bullet wounds in his body. He had been downed 5 times and during 5th down he had meant it to be suicide crash into American destroyer. He was steered off course from return fire which ripped one of his wings and cartwheeled him into the ocean rather than hit destroyer.Confirmed/rumored he was pilot who shot down Pappy Boyington.

JAPANESE PILOTS UNIFORMS | Pilots of Japanese Navy 202nd Air Group, Kupang, Timor, Dutch East ...

[Photo] Pilots of Japanese Navy 202nd Air Group, Kupang, Timor, Dutch East Indies, Feb 1943; note Yoshiro Hashiguchi (left most pilot), Kiyoshi Ito (right most pilot), and Zero fighters

JAPANESE PILOTS UNIFORMS | Pilots of Japanese Navy 202nd Air Group, Kupang, Timor, Dutch East ...

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