Intense Footage of Kamikaze Attacks During WWII



On April 6, 1944, U.S. marines faced a battle unlike any they had faced before: the Japanese intentionally crashed over 1,900 planes in suicide kamikaze dives on them.

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20 comments

  1. Comparing a kamikaze attack to duck hunting is just hilarious. I bet he was happy to get back to his duck blind after the war.

  2. This is like a private soldier being told hey you put this bomb suit on and run to the front lines and dont stop till you get there lol. Worst than the blacks forced in ww2 korean war vietnam war. To walk side by side with other blacks and use themselves aka there bodies to clear minefields.

  3. In all seriousness, the amount of courage it took to go up in one of those planes knowing you'd never make it back is astounding

  4. So that's why no modern day Japanese people know what happened during WW2. None of the soldiers lived to tell the tale.

  5. Hol up! Wait a minute, why don't they just eject theyreself before the plane crashed than stay in the plane like a snail that going to get crushed by a car

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