In this picture we see a Japaneses Kamikaze pilot flying into a US carrier. Kamikaze pilots would use their own planes as bomb's to attack US ships in order to stop them from reaching Japan's mainland.
Stories like this need to be told more often. Found on Shorpy among the comments below photo at http://www.shorpy.com/node/5051. Entitled "Other side of the story.". Widens our view of the bombing of Pearl Harbor from the pilots' experience. The pilots had no idea they were performing a sneak attack until afterward, and even then, if any of them had a problem with it, they were given veiled threats. Very interesting. I'm not surprised. Our history books never give us the total 'real'…
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
Kamikaze pilot Ryōji Uehara on the wing and next to the tail of a Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien. He was a member of the 56th Shinmu squadron (第56振武隊) of the IJA Air Corps when he carried out his final mission against the US carrier fleet near Kadena, Okinawa Prefecture on 11 May 1945. He was 22 years old. His letter, written to his parents the night before his final mission, was published after the war and it is still regarded as a masterpiece of wartime literary works in Japan.