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The last kamikaze : the story of Admiral Matome Ugaki

Author: Edwin P Hoyt
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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; Matome Ugaki
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin P Hoyt
ISBN: 0275940675 9780275940676
OCLC Number: 25787047
Description: xvi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction Preparing for Pearl Harbor Preparing the Attack on Pearl Harbor The Attack on Pearl Harbor 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 Afterword Selected Bibliography
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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