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Drawing on years of research and firsthand interviews with both American and Japanese survivors, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy draws a gripping portrait of men bravely serving their countries in war and the advent of a terrifying new weapon, suicide bombing, that nearly halted the most powerful nation in the world. In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new weapon: kamikazes--the first men to use airplanes as suicide weapons. By the beginning of 1945, facing imminent invasion, Japan turned to its most idealistic young men and demanded of them the greatest sacrifice. On May 11, 1945, days after Germany's surrender, the USS Bunker Hill--with thousands of crewmen and the most sophisticated naval technology available--was 70 miles off the coast of Okinawa when pilot Kiyoshi Ogawa flew his plane into the ship, killing 393 Americans in the worst suicide attack against America until September 11.--From publisher description.

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Danger's hour
the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her
by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy.

Published 2008 by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Part 1 : Loomings.
The path to Pearl Harbor
Kiyoshi Ogawa
1942 : Japanese primacy
The USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
How it works
Drafted : Japan 1941-1944
Saipan and the destruction of Japan's air forces
First kamikazes
The Bunker Hill departs for enemy territory
Ulithi : waiting for battle
Tokyo raid
Fraternization and race relations aboard the Bunker Hill
Students become Tokko
Kamikazes strike Ulithi
The Yamato
Kanoya
The real thing
Grind
Volunteers
Desperation: May 8-10, 1945
Viceroy
Part 2 : Rendezvous with death.
Yasunori Seizo
I found the enemy vessels
Fire
Smoke
Water
Helping out
Damage control
Rescue
Burn
Adrift
Recovery
Part 3 : Afterward.
Damage
Burial at sea
Good-bye to all that
Destroyer rescue
The long voyage home
Cherry blossoms
Epilogue : Looking back
Author's note

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.54/252294
Library of Congress
D774.B86 K46 2008

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 515 p.
Dimensions
25 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16775950M
Internet Archive
dangershourstory00kenn
ISBN 10
0743260805
ISBN 13
9780743260800
LC Control Number
2008015863
Library Thing
6195653
Goodreads
4277710

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