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Kamikaze pilot headband

Article about: by SHINDENKAI ...It refers to more than two people because they were joined in the same academy same time as a group. And correct me if I'm wrong, Taka-san ... the speaker is senior to the o

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    Yes Mr Taka ...quite helpful!!......the third photo down from the top shows such seriousness in the pilots face. A face that actually is looking forward to giving his life for the Emperor and Country. Such great photographic reference!! Regards Larry
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

    One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C

    “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill

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    Serious on the outside but nervous and "scared" inside. It's really hard to imagine that they have to make serious or "happy" faces in front of the camera before the suicide missions. I can only think that if those young individuals were able to survive, imagine they would be grown up as scientists, doctors, business men, teachers, or good fathers.....which would provide tons of contributions to the society. But what makes me uncomfortable is that when people heard or say Kamikaze, many think of "crazy people" killing themselves with planes. Lots of people does n' t really know the truth behind Kamikaze. A really complex history so to speak.....

    Taka

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    Fascinating information on many levels here. So, what is the final determination on the piece originally posted by LarryC? Is it for a Pilot or was it for the Aircraft Factory Workers?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I would say both, or anything possible.

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    Even better! Thank you very much for your excellent research and assistance here! It is much appreciated by us all!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I've finally found some photo of a female student labor wearing a Kamikaze Hachimaki !!

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    Regards,
    Taka

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    what makes me uncomfortable is that when people heard or say Kamikaze, many think of "crazy people" killing themselves with planes. Lots of people does n' t really know the truth behind Kamikaze. A really complex history so to speak.....

    Taka
    Mr Taka I am most grateful for your contributions to this thread which are invaluable.........If you may endulge us more so to speak ...on the true meaning of kamikaze..so we in the collecting community here..will not put ourselves in the same category of those not knowing the true meaning. There is much "myth" and "mystery" behind the name and the individual. If you may please give a brief summary so as not to waste too much of your time. The topic itself is large and extensive.
    Most of what we read so far from the conversation between you and GHP has never been read or heard of before except by those who are staunch collectors and historians as yourselves.... For ourselves..we only know about the individual militarily...but not knowing the pilots state of mind and culturally.

    We look forward to more of your knowledge and insight on the pilot himself..with greater hopes and understanding that the headband and the pilot himself can be connected.

    Too many people in modern day adorn the headband on their heads at partys and sports rallies never really knowing the meaning..but in their un-researched minds as being crazy and suicidal. This enigma also continues to haunt the non- collector of the Third Reich era..as being ignorant to the fact of what the swastika meant...we look forward to more of your insight into this subject of the Kamikaze. Sincere Regards Larry
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

    One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C

    “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill

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    I for one have been fascinated by this thread and the excellent descriptions given,and it would be a great learning tool to delve deeper into the individuals mindset when joining the'Divine Wind',also with regards to the item posted, it really is a very nice piece of Japanese wartime history,especially when you consider the price paid, congrats Larry

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    Quote by Larry C View Post
    Mr Taka I am most grateful for your contributions to this thread which are invaluable.........If you may endulge us more so to speak ...on the true meaning of kamikaze..so we in the collecting community here..will not put ourselves in the same category of those not knowing the true meaning. There is much "myth" and "mystery" behind the name and the individual. If you may please give a brief summary so as not to waste too much of your time. The topic itself is large and extensive.
    Most of what we read so far from the conversation between you and GHP has never been read or heard of before except by those who are staunch collectors and historians as yourselves.... For ourselves..we only know about the individual militarily...but not knowing the pilots state of mind and culturally.

    We look forward to more of your knowledge and insight on the pilot himself..with greater hopes and understanding that the headband and the pilot himself can be connected.

    Too many people in modern day adorn the headband on their heads at partys and sports rallies never really knowing the meaning..but in their un-researched minds as being crazy and suicidal. This enigma also continues to haunt the non- collector of the Third Reich era..as being ignorant to the fact of what the swastika meant...we look forward to more of your insight into this subject of the Kamikaze. Sincere Regards Larry
    You are welcome Larry-san,and thank you for your kind comments.
    I would really like to share my knowledge on Kamikaze related materials with you and others, it's one of my favorite topics.
    Maybe I should start a thread (open discussion) on Kamikaze exclusively, in a Japanese perspective (Western perspective also welcome).

    - The history of Kamikaze
    - The use of Kamikaze (Recruiting, Training, Attacking, Escorting, Tactics)
    - Air/Air (Ramming B-29s), Air/Water (Aim for the Carriers), Water/Water (Battleship Yamato)
    - Pilots' s before and "after" the mission.
    - Kamikaze Weapons (Ohka Bomb, Human Torpedoes,etc....)
    - Affect of Kamikaze

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    - The history of Kamikaze
    - The use of Kamikaze (Recruiting, Attacking, Escorting, Tactics)
    - Air/Air, Air/Water, Water/Water [Add: Water/Underwater]
    - Pilots' s before and "after" the mission.
    - Weapons (IJA/IJN)
    - Affect of Kamikaze
    Taka-san,

    Regarding 特別攻撃隊 [特攻隊 - Tokkotai] I'm certain you are aware ... but many are not ... about the "crouching dragons": 伏龍 Fukuryu. I'll look for the article my friend wrote. He is a diver (hard-hat & scuba) who is very interested in the subject. When I was at Yasukuni, I took a photograph of the statue for his article.


    [not my photo ... but same statue]

    Cheers!
    --Guy

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