Kamikaze Japanese Pilots

By: Seth Nelson

Japanese Pilots

Japanese pilots in WWII had a big responsibility, many of them knew that they most likely would not be returning home on the attack on Pearl Harbor. In Japan they used many ways to get people to join and be a pilot for the war! Most of the pilots didn't have any special training just ordinary people that wouldn't be going home after Pearl Harbor.

Background

They were to hit the ships and explode the pilots would die. About 19% of the pilots and their planes would actually hit the ship others were shot down and missed the ship completely. They were human guided explosive bombs that when they hit they were effective.