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大東亜戦争 Dai Tō-A Sensō (The Great East Asia War)-----Day By Day

Article about: Christmas came early! This thread will be a great read!

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    Thank you for your kind support, Dave-san.

    (Since it is a Japanese section, I will try add "-san" after individuals' name, a Japanese courtesy, so to speak)

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    My pleasure Taka-san

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    昭和十六年 十二月二十五日 Shouwa 16 (1941) December 25th, 1941

    日本軍香港占領 Imperial Japanese Forces Occupies Hong Kong

    Battle of Hong Kong ended.

    British/Canadian troops surrendered. Known as "Black Christmas" for Hong Kong. Battle of Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Remember the ones who fought and defended Hong Kong, as well as the "Enemy". May the Fallen Ones forever Rest In Peace.
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    I love this thread Taka-san and the way you are presenting it , thank you
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Arigatougozaimas, Alan-san !

    Cheers!
    Taka

  6. #26

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    Great Thread Taka-san keep it going.

    Martin

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    Thank you, Martin-san!

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    昭和十七年 一月二日 Shouwa 17 (1942) January 2nd, 1942

    日本軍、ルソン島マニラを無血占領 Imperial Japan Occupies Manila

    Seven days after Manila declared an Open City (Dec 26th), the Imperial Japanese armed forces took complete control of Manila, without any resistance.

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    昭和十七年 一月三日 Shouwa 17 (1942) January 3rd, 1942

    神風号の飯沼正明"戰死" Announcement of Masaaki Inuma "Killed in Action" ( Pilot of 1937 Tokyo to London Flight)

    Masaaki Inuma 飯沼正明, the pilot who flew from Tokyo ~ London with a first Japanese-built aircraft "Kamikaze Gou", was announced killed in action at Phnom Penh airfield in French Indochina.

    Detail on Kamikaze Gou and 1937 Flight: Kamikaze (1937 aircraft) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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ID:	622388 Illustration (Left) : Kamikaze Gou painted by Sigeo Koike
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    昭和十七年 一月三日 Shouwa 17 (1942) January 3rd, 1942

    神風号の飯沼正明"戰死" Masaaki Inuma "Killed in Action" ( Pilot of 1937 Tokyo to London Flight)

    Masaaki Inuma 飯沼正明, the pilot who flew from Tokyo ~ London with a first Japanese-built aircraft "Kamikaze Gou", was killed in action at Phnom Penh airfield in French Indochina.

    Detail on Kamikaze Gou and 1937 Flight: Kamikaze (1937 aircraft) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Photo (Left): Masaaki Inuma (Left), and mechanic Kenji Tsukagoshi 塚越賢爾 (Right) after landing on Paris Airport.

    Illustration (Left) : Kamikaze Gou painted by Sigeo Koike
    A beautiful plane!

    So many implications to the story about the plane. A time when the inter-continental hopping was at its peak, when you could write 'Divine Wind' on your plane with no one wrinkling their noses (or cranking up the ack-ack!), that both pilot and navigator were entually lost like so many young men from both sides in the conflict.

    I thought the plane beautiful and interesting. If I ever make it to Japan, it would have been great if the plane was preserved. Was happy to read, that it was saved after a crash and put on display.....only to have my hope for ever seeing it dashed upon reading, that the building housing it was lost during the WWII bombing campaign.

    More artwork and a model of the 'Kamikaze' below (great angle on the latter, as its comming in for a landing).
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