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Aces of the Rising Sun 1937-1945

Aces of the Rising Sun 1937-1945
by Osprey
Product Line: General Aviation
Author: Henry Sakaida
Publish Year: 2002
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 8x10x.5"
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: OSPGM6186
Type: Softcover


This book combines Aircraft of the Aces 13: ‘Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937-45’ and Aircraft of the Aces 22: ‘Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937-45’. Very little has been published in English on the air arms of the Japanese Army and Navy, and the pilots who flew for them. Yet between 1937 and 1945, 150 JAAF and 21 Imperial Japanese Navy pilots achieved 'ace' status in eight years of near-constant warfare. This book relates the experiences of both air forces, revealing how the JAAF aces achieved their scores flying over terrain ranging from the Mongolian plains to the jungles of New Guinea, and how the IJN pilots drew on their experience of fighting over Manchuria, China and Mongolia to take on Allied forces in the Pacific.