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IJN Kamikaze Pilot Coverall & Yosegaki Scarf

Article about: Hi All, Would like to share my recent find in Japan, to me the best find by far. Here are rear set of Shinpu (Kamikaze) pilot' s summer coverall and Yosegaki Scarf. Summer coverall belong to

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    Hi All,

    Would like to share my recent find in Japan, to me the best find by far.

    Here are rear set of Shinpu (Kamikaze) pilot' s summer coverall and Yosegaki Scarf.

    Summer coverall belong to
    Flight Petty Officer, 2nd Class Morish!ta 森下 二飛曹.

    His name and rank was written on the front green name patch, beside the name wrote 佐空 (Sakuu) - 佐世保海軍航空隊 Sasebo Naval Air Unit.

    Name was also stitched on the inner collar.

    Inside of tag states:

    - Manufactured by No.2 Food and Clothing Depot

    - Feb, 1944 made

    - Size 1 (Largest issued size)

    I did a research and only found might be his photo. (Far Right Individual)

    I think he managed to survive the war because war ended before the deployment.


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    The scarf is a private purchased piece, 2.9m X 0.68m, written from left to right with encouragements and Shinpu Slogans. Very, very rear example.

    It is quite a size so I have to tape it on the wall for photo taking.


    IJN Summer Flight Coverall


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    Yosegaki Scarf


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    These are my first Kamikaze items in my collection.

    Regards,
    Taka
    Last edited by SHINDENKAI; 02-11-2014 at 12:17 AM.

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    Ahhhh! I can see the pilot's photo on this thread (couldn't at another site).

    Which one do you think is Morish!ta?

    Great find!!!!

    --Guy

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    Great find Taka and as you said a pretty rare item.

    Martin

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    Wonderful finds Taka-san , direct connection with Kamikaze is so rare and moreso with provenance ! Congratulations
    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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    Quite a score. Congrats.

    Upon reading the heading of the thread in 'Latest Post,' I immediately thought; "Calling SHINDENKAI" as I thought this right up your alley. Glad to see you were the one discovering the items.

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    a great find Taka.

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    Nice find and finally something 'Kamikaze' that can be attributed to an individual.

    if you don't mind, can I ask how you found it, was it private connection, flea market or shop?
    Thanks,
    Steve.

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    It is obvious in the photo who the guy was. He is half a head taller than the rest. He looks big and mean enough he could have carried his own bomb with out a plane. Like you said Taka That flight suit is rare when associated with being a kamakaze pilot.

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    Here is the site that I found:

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    There are table of the crew of the unit 峯山飛神隊 Mineyama Tobigamitai (Mineyama Flying God Unit).

    Name of the crews in the photo: (From left to Right)

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    偵 - 佐藤 中尉
    操 - 三輪 二飛曹 近藤 二飛曹 関 二飛曹 森下二飛曹

    Recon - 1st Lt. Sato
    Pilot - FPO 2nd Class Miwa, FPO 2nd Class Kondou, FPO 2nd Class Seki, and FPO 2nd Class Morish!ta.

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    Descriptions:

    Crews standing by. Egami (Bottom left), Kuwata (Bottom right), Takahashi (Top left), Morish!ta (Top right), all FPO 2nd Class.

    Photo of Kuwata (Center), and Takahashi (2nd from right)

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    Regards,
    Taka
    Last edited by SHINDENKAI; 02-11-2014 at 10:22 AM.

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    Thank you for the kind comments, Gentlemen.

    Will include some translations of the writings afterwards.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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