KAMIKAZE: The Last Resort
When Kamikaze Attacked, It was Japan's Last Resort
Summary of Event
Finally the day came, the Kamikazes took action. The Kamikaze flew into battle into the Leyte Gulf on October, 25 1944. Only 19% of Kamikazes actually hit their target. It was blood shed as Kamikaze bombed ship, after ship, after ship. Some Kamikaze had engine trouble and didn't even make it to the battle, or they took the bomb out of their plane so they had to go get a new bomb.
After the entire battle was over the Kamikaze did not effect the battle or the war that much. The aftermath was horrifying. The allies lost 120 ships, along with 12,520 soldiers. There was 7,465 Kamikaze deaths. Most Kamikazes did not hit their targets but still died. This did not prevent the invasion of the Leyte Gulf or Japan. To conclude, the Kamikaze did not have a big factor in World War 2.
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
FACTS AND STATISTICS
- 120 U.S. ships where sunk and 12,520 U.S. soldiers died.
- Kamikaze took place in Leyte Gulf on October 25, 1944.
- Only 19% of Kamikazes actually hit there target.
- Many Kamikazes motivation was inspired by the samurai spirit.
- Some pilots thought that there families would get hurt and they would be shameful to there country if they didn't volunteer.
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