Portrait of Saburo Sakai cropped from a Japanese Navy Tainan Air Group group portrait, Lae, New Guinea, Jun 1942; note autograph

Caption   Portrait of Saburo Sakai cropped from a Japanese Navy Tainan Air Group group portrait, Lae, New Guinea, Jun 1942; note autograph ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Lae, Australian New Guinea
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 20 Dec 2014



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 May 2015 07:06:57 PM

SAMURAI:

Saburo Sakai Imperial Japanese Naval Aviator Born August 25,1916 - Died September 22, 2000

Sakai was among 1,500 men that applied for naval flight training, 70 were selected, Sakai was one of them.
During the early months of the Pacific War, an unarmed transport was spotted, the pilot flew along side the transport seeing waving women and children.
Sliding his canopy back the pilot waved back, wobbled his wings and flew away. The pilot was none other than Saburo Sakai.

Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice

Japanese Maxim

SUGGESTED READING:

SAMURAI

Saburo Sakai
Published by Pocket Books 1996
ISBN -10 0671563106

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