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
Licensing  This work originating in Japan is in the public domain. According to Article 23 of the 1899 Copyright Act of Japan and Article 2 of Supplemental Provisions of Copyright Act of 1970, a work is in the public domain if it was created or published before 1 Jan 1957.

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


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



Saburo Sakai
Published by Pocket Books 1996
ISBN -10 0671563106

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