Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces 1931-1945
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Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces 1931-1945 by Ikuhiko Hata
Book DescriptionOriginally published only in Japanese, this in-depth study provides an in-depth review of the fighter units of the Imperial Japanese Air Force and their pilots. Commencing with a detailed study of the development, equipment and operations flown by this force since its inception immediately after the end of World War I, until the catastrophic conclusion of World War II, the initial section deals with the wars in China and Manchuria, as well as the Pacific War of 1941-45. The second section provides details of each of the units from formation onwards, listing the types of aircraft used, the bases from which they flew, and the unit and formation commanders. Details of the more notable actions in which each unit was involved are also provided. Biographical notes relating to all of the more notable fighter pilots form the third section, whilst the book also provides supporting listings and a glossary of Japanese terms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781902304892
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Grub Street
Publisher: Grub Street
Publish Date: 22-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ikuhiko Hata
Japanese Army Fighter Aces 1931-45, Paperback (April 2012)
*In depth review of Imperial Japanese Army Air Force fighter units and pilots. *Detailed study of equipment, operations from Pearl Harbor to kamikaze attacks, and pilots who achieved ace status. *Heavily illustrated with photos of pilots, aircraft, and unit insignia.
Japanese Naval Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces, 1932-1945, Hardback (June 2011)» View all books by Ikuhiko Hata
Offers a comprehensive account of the operations of navy fighter units during the period 1931-1945, followed by individual sections detailing the history and achievements of each unit involved, be it land-based or aircraft carrier-based. This book provides biographical details regarding various pilots claiming eight or more aerial victories.
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Author Biography - Ikuhiko Hata
Ikuhiko Hata is a past Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center and presently Professor of History at Nihon University. His previous works include A History of the Japanese-Chinese War, 1931-1941. Yasuho Izawa is an Opthalmic Optician whose past works include Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units (with Professor Hata) and Bloody Shambles Vols 1 and 2 (with Christopher Shores).
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