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The last kamikaze : the story of Admiral Matome Ugaki

Author: Edwin Palmer Hoyt
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
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Vice Admiral Ugaki, who was in charge of defending the Japanese homeland, kept a detailed diary of the Japanese Navy's efforts during WWII, from Pearl Harbor to Midway to the defense of the home islands. He became the last kamikaze after the Japanese surrender on August 15.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Matome Ugaki
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Palmer Hoyt
ISBN: 0275940675 9780275940676
OCLC Number: 25787047
Description: xvi, 235 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preparing for Pearl Harbour; Preparing the Attack on Pearl Harbour; The Attack on Pearl Harbour; Victories; In the Coral Sea; The Battle of Midway; Starting Over; Guadalcanal Disaster; Turning Point - Guadalcanal; The Illusion of Air Power; The Death of an Admiral; Seeking the Decisive Battle; The End of Power; The Fifth Air Fleet; The Hope that Failed; Falling Like Cherry Blossoms Into the Sea; Operation Ten Go; The Long Summer; The Last Kamikaze.
Responsibility: Edwin P. Hoyt.
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Vice-admiral Matome Ugaki embarked upon a kamikaze mission when Emperor Hirohito surrendered Japan in August 1945. His plane was shot down by US nightfighters but he left a wartime diary which has  Read more...

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?An insider's intriguing perspectives on an ill-starred belligerency, plus savvy commentary and continuity from a veteran military historian.?-Kirkus Reviews

 
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