Synopses & Reviews
For the first time in the English language, authors Henry Sakaida and Koji Takaki tell the story of the Imperial Japanese Navy's famed 343 Kokutai. Formed in December 1944 and commanded by Captain Minoru Genda, the mastermind behind the raid on Pearl Harbor, The authors have spent years tracing and interviewing former pilots of both the 343 Kokutai as well as from the American carrier and bomber groups which they encountered to piece together this dramatic story and tell it largely from the personal perspective. This unique story is accompanied by 300 remarkable photographs, most being published for the first time in an English language book.
- U.S. interest in the attack on Pearl Harbor is huge; this book covers the later career of the mastermind behind the attack.- Provides a unique perspective-from the Japanese point of view-of the Pacific air war. Such a work published in English is rare, and this is a particularly good one.- This story is told from a personal perspective and is accompanied by color artwork and written by acknowledged experts on Japanese military aviation.
The first time in English, the story of the Imperial Japanese Navy's famed 343 Kokutai.