Supporting your high street Find out how »
Imperial Japanese Navy Aviator : 1937-45, Paperback / softback Book

Imperial Japanese Navy Aviator : 1937-45 Paperback / softback

Illustrated by John White

Part of the Warrior S. series

Paperback / softback


In the weeks and months which followed the Pearl Harbor attack, the disdainful pre-war stereotype of the Japanese airman widely held in the West gave way to a myth of this foe as some sort of invincible oriental superman.

Later, as the tide turned, and the skill and experience of the average Japanese airman declined, the West saw him once more as an object of contempt and ridicule.

Yet what was the truth behind the stereotype and the myth?

This book explores the world of the Imperial Japanese Navy airman in all its aspects; his background, the cultural and social forces which moulded him, his recruitment and training, daily life and his experience in service.

In the airmen of the Imperial Japanese Navy a modern aerial incarnation of an ancient warrior race blossomed.




Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Osamu Tagaya

Also in the Warrior S. series   |  View all