Takijiro Onishi, Father Of The Kamikaze, Committed Seppuku To Atone For The Pilots He Helped To Kill ww2db.com/person_bio.php?…
The famous deaf-blind writer Hellen Keller received a gift from a Japanese police officer who gave her an Akita dog named Kamikaze-Go as a present. After the dog's death Japan’s government gifted another Akita, making her the first person to bring the dog breed to the U.S. In 1948 akitaclub.org/helen-kelle…
The HMS Sussex (96) suffered a kamikaze attack from a Mitsubishi Ki-51 "Sonia" that left a dent and imprint on the side of the ship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
Not all Kamikazes were volunteers, and at least one of them strafed his own command post after takeoff... historynewsnetwork.org/ar…
World-renowned behaviorist B.F. Skinner worked with the US military and General Mills to create β€œPigeons in a Pelican,” which involved training kamikaze pigeons to pilot a missile by pecking at it. army.mil/article/111511/i…
Today I learned of a kamikaze pilot whose wife killed herself and their two young daughters so that he could get his government's permission to give his life for Japan warhistoryonline.com/worl…
The cover art for Eminem's album Kamikaze is homage to Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
During WWII, there was a unit of Japanese schoolgirls who looked after Kamikaze pilots before they went on suicide missions. Called the Nadeshiko, they were aged between 14-15 and lived and worked on a military base with the men, preparing meals and befriending them before they went to die. japantimes.co.jp/culture/…
The Kublai Khan invaded Japan in 1274 with 33,000 troops but failed due to weather. Kublai Khan again invaded Japan in 1279 with 140,000 troops & made it 15 km away from the city of Fukuoka but again failed due to a typhoon. It was here the term kamikaze (divine wind) was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuk…
A species of ants called Colobopsis Explodens (β€œkamikaze ant”) explodes in an act of self-sacrifice when it is threatened; covering and killing it’s attacker with toxic goo. cbc.ca/radio/quirks/chemi…
Today I learned about β€œkamikaze” sperm cells, which many scientists believe are designed to attack and hinder the sperm of other men in the uterus, however it is still debated whether this sperm combat actually occurs in humans. realclearscience.com/blog…
Kamikaze pilot Kiyu Ishikawa saved a Japanese ship by crashing his plane into a US torpedo news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
The Japanese word "kamikaze," meaning "divine winds," was originally used to refer to the typhoon that all but completely destroyed the Mongol fleet (hastily built by their Chinese and Korean vassals), effectively preventing the second and last Mongol invasion of Japan, in 1281. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The drink Crystal Pepsi was killed in the US due to a "kamikaze" marketing campaign by Coke. Coke created the drink Tab Clear, designed to be unpopular, and marketed it so that consumers would conflate the two drinks even though they were not similar. It worked and both were pulled in 1994. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
Upon hearing the surrender of Japan in WW2, Second in command of the kamikaze missions Matome Ugaki flew one last suicide mission to show the true spirit of bushido en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Today I learned of Hajimi Fuji, who volunteered for the kamikaze but was refused acceptance because he had a wife and two young children. To honour his wish his wife drowned her two young girls and drowned herself. Hajimi then flew as a kamikaze pilot,meeting his death on the 28th May 1945. wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu/…
During WWII a Japanese Kamikaze hit the USS Missouri and his body landed on deck. Though an unpopular decision, the Captain demanded a proper burial for the Japanese soldier. He explained to his crew that: after death, he is no longer your enemy, and the crew hand stitched a Japanese flag. thedailybeast.com/the-ame…
Japanese Kamikaze pilots were allowed to return if they didn't find a suitable target. One pilot was shot after his ninth return. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
In WWII, the Imperial Japanese Navy used Kaiten submarines, which were the torpedo equivalent to kamikaze pilots. Kaiten subs were manned torpedoes that would engage in suicide attacks on enemy ships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
An ultranationalist Japanese porn actor tried to kill a yakuza leader in a kamikaze attack because of the latter's involvement in a bribery scandal with Lockheed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
The Japanese at Midway reported at least two American kamikaze-style attacks against their ships, including one that nearly took out Admiral Nagumo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
During the battle of Okinawa, the USS Laffey was hit by five kamikaze attacks, 3 bombs scored direct hits, while 2 landed near the ship over the span of 80 minutes. Despite this, not only did the ship remain afloat, but with little repair she was able to sail home to Seattle on her own power. warfarehistorynetwork.com…
The falling of cherry blossoms in Japan is a symbol of "mono no aware," a Buddhist concept about the fleeting nature of life. In WW2, the Imperial Japanese government used this concept to make people believe that the souls of the downed kamikaze warriors were reincarnated as blossoms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
A Japanese admiral participated in one of the last 'Kamikaze' attacks hours after Japan's surrender, so he would die 'honorably'. He was shot down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
That, fearing rogue Kamikaze attacks, US Navy Admiral Halsey informed his sailors of the end of hostilities in the pacific with this message: "Cessation of hostilities. War is over. If any Japanese airplanes appear, shoot them down in a friendly way." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The Mongols attempted to conquer Japan twice in 1274 and 1281. Both times they were thwarted by tyhoons which were given the name of 'Kamikaze' meaning 'Divine Wind' kcpinternational.com/2015…
Russia trained dolphins how to kill people with harpoons and to undertake kamikaze strikes against enemies. They then sold them to Iran after running out of dolphin food news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world…
No Kamikaze pilots were involved in the 1941 Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. The first official Kamikaze missions were planned and carried out in 1944, three years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
Imperial Japanese pilot Sakio Komatsu tried to save his home carrier Taiho by kamikaze ramming an oncoming torpedo. Though he did manage to set that torpedo off, another one hit and sunk the Taiho. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
In addition to the well known kamikazes, WWII Japan also fielded manned suicide torpedoes called Kaiten that were launched from submarines. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiten
After surviving numerous torpedos, bombs and even a kamikaze hit during WW2 the USS Nevada went on to survive two nuclear detonations and being a gunnery target for several hours before she finally had to be sunk by a special sortie from a naval bomber wikimapia.org/18310895/Wr…
Today I learned of Ryōji Uehara, a Japanese Kamikaze pilot whose last letter written the night before his final mission is considered a masterpiece of Japanese literature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ry%…
After WW2 the Japanese Admiral who invented the idea of kamikaze pilots committed ritual suicide, seppuku, as an apology. After cutting through his abdomen he refused the customary beheading, instead slowly dying over several hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak…
Japan was invaded by the strong Mongol army TWICE, and both times were saved by harsh storms that crippled the Mongols. They called these storms "Kamikaze" or "Divine Winds" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
A Japanese Officer in WW2 killed himself rather than order his 2000 subordinates to conduct a kamikaze attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ot%…
"Kamikaze pilots only had enough fuel for one-way missions" is actually a myth. japantimes.co.jp/communit…
The Japanese officer who proposed the use of Kamikaze pilots during World War 2 shot himself post-war out of guilt for sending so many young men to their deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
T.I.L. that meth was invented in Japan. At first it was used to curb hunger and energize Japanese citizens. Later It was given to Kamikaze pilots, soldiers and wartime factory workers. It is now controlled and distributed by the Yakuza. tofugu.com/2012/04/10/jap…
It was a Russian aviator and not the Japanese who pioneered 'kamikaze'-style suicide plane crash attacks in World War II. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sui…
As well as Kamikaze planes, WWII Japanese used Shinyo suicide boats, Kaiten submarines, and Fukuryu suicide divers or human mines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai…
O'Hare airport is named after an American fighter pilot who was the lone defender during a attack on his carrier, then was killed leading the first night defense against a Kamikaze attack. Two years earlier, his own father was murdered for being the only man willing to testify against Al Capone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
The engineer who designed the Japanese Kamikaze dive-bombing planes of WWII felt bad about his role in the war, so at its end, he decided to use his skills for peace by designing the body of the Shinkansen (Bullet Train), which has, to this day, operated with zero accident-caused fatalities. youtube.com/watch?v=d5bpQ…
One of the WW2 cruiser USS Louisville's main turrets was destroyed by a direct hit from a Kamikaze, then discarded and forgotten at port for years before it was converted into a rotating nuclear blast recording device at a Nevada test site news.vegas/news/iteam-wwi…
Today I learned of Setsuo Ishino a Kamikaze pilot who slammed his aircraft into the U.S.S Missouri during W.W.2. During the clean up the ships crew recovered his body, sewed a Japanese Flag to be used as a casket and gave the 19 year old pilot a burial at sea with full military honors. blog.hawaii.edu/neojourno…
The soviet military trained dogs strapped with explosives to conduct kamikaze-style attacks on enemy tanks. the concept backfired horribly, with scared dogs often running back to their trainers...killing them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
A Chernobyl fireman who claimed they didn't know that the Chernobyl meltdown flames were radioactive, 20 years later said "Of course we knew! If we'd followed regulations, we would never have gone near the reactor. But it was a moral obligation – our duty. We were like kamikaze." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
On September 11th, 2001 the US Air Force sent 2 pilots on a Kamikaze mission with no ammo to stop United 93 at all costs, Before they were able to intervene it crashed in PA. militarytimes.com/2016/09…
In WWII, the Japanese employed the Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka: a purpose-built, rocket-powered, human-guided, kamikaze attack aircraft for use against Allied ships. In Japanese, its name was "cherry blossom"; American sailors gave it the nickname "baka" - Japanese for idiot or fool. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yok…
The first Akita to be introduced to the United States was a dog named Kamikaze-go, who was given to Helen Keller as a gift after she visited Japan in 1937. care.com/c/stories/6049/9…
Only 11% of kamikaze pilots hit their targets. thefairjilt.com/2014/11/0…
Methamphetamine was given to Japanese Kamikaze Pilots before suicide raids during WWII. vice.com/en_us/article/fr…
Today I learned about the underwater Kamikaze of WW2. The Kaiten were basically torpedoes that contained human beings and targeted US Navy ships. history.co.uk/shows/ww2-t…
Only 11% of Kamikaze attacks during WWII were successful and only about 19% even managed to hit an Ally ship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
During WWII, Major Hajime Fuji, a training instructor, presented his petition to serve as a kamikaze pilot written in blood; his wife drowned herself and their children so that he should have no conflicting ties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The US committed serious time and resources in developing bat and bird kamikaze bombers that would carry incendiary and chemical bombs into enemy civilian territory. historynet.com/top-secret…
Coca-Cola released Tab Clear as an intentionally bad product, in order to destroy the Crystal Pepsi brand as a kamikaze strategy. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab_Cl…
On 9/11, USAF Lt. Heather Penney was ordered to ram her unarmed F-16 aircraft into Flight 93 in a kamikaze-style attack. inquisitr.com/1470098/f-1…
: the mongols tried to invade JAPAN two times and failed in both because of a strong typhoon that destroyed much of their fleet ( 3500 ) ships , the Japanese named it " divine wind / kamikaze " because mysteriously in both times it happened way after the typhoon season en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
On 9/11 a fighter pilot was ordered to take down United 93, despite having no live ammunition. β€œWe'd be ramming the aircraft - I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot" she recalled washingtonpost.com/local/…
During World War II, roughly 3,860 kamikaze pilots died, but only about 19% of kamikaze attacks managed to hit a ship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
The Kamikaze was the name for the winds that saved Japan from 2 Mongol invasions in the late 13th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
In WWII, Japan had devised "Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night", a plan to send kamikaze bombers loaded with plague to San Diego, California. weaponsandwarfare.com/201…
A kamikaze pilot who struck the USS Missouri during WWII was given a military burial at sea with full honors after the captain decided the young Japanese pilot had done his job to the best of his ability. The dent in the side of the ship remains to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
:Helen Keller's Dog gifted to her by the Japanese was named Kamikaze-Go en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Upon hearing the surrender of Japan in WW2, Second in command of the kamikaze missions Matome Ugaki flew one last suicide mission to show the true spirit of bushido en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
In the movie Independence Day Danny Quaid's character was originally supposed to kamikaze the alien ship in his crop-duster bi-plane instead of a modern military jet. youtu.be/ls2CwZjQ9es
In WWII, the success rate of kamikaze attacks was 18.6%, and the losses sustained as a result of kamikaze attacks were 12 aircraft carriers, 15 battleships, and 16 escort carriers. anesi.com/ussbs01.htm#pag…
When the body of a Japanese Kamikaze Pilot that crashed into a US Battleship was found, he was given a repectful burial at sea draped with a Japanese flag, while all stood in salute as Taps played ussmissouri.com/page.aspx…
In 2014 Biologists in Australia discovered a new marsupial species, named Kamikaze Coitus, which has such long and extreme mating sessions that males frequently die from stress as a result. theguardian.com/environme…
Iran tried to develop Kamikaze dolphins, dolphins fit with explosives used to attack submarines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Takijiro Onishi, the "Father of Kamikaze", performed seppuku after the unconditional surrender of Japan in WWII and died over a 15 hour period because he didn't have a Kaishakunin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak…
The word "kamikaze" is a japanese term actually referring to two major typhoons that saved Japan from the Mongol invasions in 1274 and 1281. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Before World War II Japan sent an airplane to Europe to both break the speed record and as a goodwill act. The aircraft was called *Kamikaze* en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
17-year-old Yukio Araki was one of the youngest Kamikaze pilots to die in WW2. His farewell letter to his parents said "Please find pleasure in your desire for my loyalty to the emperor". ww2db.com/person_bio.php?…
The German military developed a corp of suicide flyers during WWII; before the Japanese developed their Kamikaze . lonesentry.com/articles/k…
In WWII there was a specialized kamikaze fighter called "Baka" by the marines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yok…
As a radioman-gunner, Paul Newman was ordered aboard the USS Bunker Hill before the Battle of Okinawa. His pilot's ear infection kept their plane grounded while the rest of their squadron flew on. The squadron were among those killed from a kamikaze attack wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_N…
The growingly desperate Imperial Japanese Army in WWII not only used kamikaze aircraft but also "kaiten" submarines, suicide divers, suicide speedboats, and even human mines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
During the second Mongol Invasion of Japan, the heavily outnumbered Japanese were aided by a massive typhoon that destroyed the Mongol fleet. The Japanese praised this storm as a "divine wind" - in Japanese - kamikaze. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
The Japanese army planned to have every man woman and child fight America to the death Kamikaze style even after Hiroshima, and attempted a coup when the Emperor gave word to surrender en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sur…
There is a type of ant often referred to as the "Kamikaze Ant" because it causes itself to explode as a defense mechanism. npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/…
Japanese Kamikaze pilots took Methamphetamine prior to diving planes into American ships escapemeth.com/meth-addic…
At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack kamikaze attacks were not part of Japanese military strategy, the first intentional kamikaze attacks of WWII did not occur until 1944 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
Helen Keller had a dog named "Kamikaze-go" and was responsible for introducing the Akita dog to the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aki…
The largest battleship ever built was destroyed after being sent on a kamikaze mission in late World War II. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Although Kamikaze attacks were more damaging than bombs, only 31% actually hit a ship books.google.com/books?id…
In 2000 Iran bought Soviet trained kamikaze dolphins news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middl…
The Soviet Union developed and successfully tested the ISA, a "kamikaze" satellite weapon that would rendezvous with an enemy satellite and then explode astronautix.com/craft/isa…
Today I learned of the USS Newcomb (DD-586), she survived 5 kamikaze strikes in a single engagement. Here is the ship's logs of the engagement. globalsecurity.org/milita…
Hitler received 5 Methamphetamine injections a day, along with Imperial ground troops and Kamikaze pilots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
In World War II the government tested kamikaze bat bombs, but scrapped the project: "the bats never got to carry out their kamikaze-style mission. During one test run in Carlsbad, N.M., the bats got loose, roosted under a fuel tank, and incinerated the facility." mentalfloss.com/article/3…
USS St.Lo was named after the town of Saint-LΓ΄ which was 90% destroyed during the battle of Normandy. Later on, the USS St.Lo was the first carrier sunk in WW2 by a Kamikaze on 25 October 1944. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
The Japanese developed and used a Kamikaze-type piloted torpedo, called the Kaiten, or "The Heaven Shaker". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai…
According to Coca-Cola Chief Marketing Officer Sergio Zyman, Tab Clear was an intentionally "suicidal," "kamikaze" effort to create an unpopular beverage that was positioned as an analogue of Crystal Pepsi in order to "kill both in the process." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
The Japanese Kamikaze β€œdivine wind” tactic was first implemented by Admirial Takijiro Onishi on Oct 19, 1944 in attempt to combat the overwhelming numerical and technological superiority of invading US forces. Over 2,800 Kamikaze pilots sank 34 ships, damaged 368 others and killed 4,900 sailors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
The man who trained kamikaze pilots in WW2, was invited back to one of the towns that were bombed to be forgiven, in an effort to bolster peace between the 2 countries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nob…
Kamikaze pilots only had enough fuel to reach their targets. Despite potential tactical problems, this was to discourage the pilots from changing their minds at the last moment. books.google.com/books?id…
The United States and Russia train "military dolphins." These dolphins plant and remove landmines, and use the kamikaze method for destroying submarines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, a Japanese ace figher pilot in WWII, recorded 36 aerial victories before seeing a premonition of his own death. He volunteered to participate in a kamikaze mission, was refused, and died as a passenger on a cargo plane the next day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hir…
In addition to Kamikaze pilots, Japan used human torpedoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai…

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