S: Dairy of a Kamikaze Pilot
BC: Work Cited AccuNet/AP Photo Archive ProQuest Historical Newspapers www.history.com www.u-s-history.com
FC: Dairy of Isamu Kamitake, age 21, I have served Japan in the World war ii
1: IT was honorable to take your own life in Japan
4: These are a few newspaper clippings of my friends from WWII. Newspapers kept civilians informed about the war.
6: Chiran high school girls wave farewell with cherry blossom branches to departing kamikaze pilot.
7: Kamikazi pilots gave their lives to support their country. They were honorable men. | The youngest of kamikaze pilots of the Imperial army was 17 and the oldest was 35.
8: This Kamikaze Pilot is taking one for the team and diving straight into a carrier.
9: Going down | Taking fire
11: Dear Saki: My dear loving girlfriend, if I see you again I am going to ask you something important, but if I don't see you again I want you to know that I was going to ask you to marry me... love Isamu
12: Dear Brother: I trust you are doing well and taking care of our mother and younger sister. Things are getting pretty intense here and my time may be coming to an end shortly. I am devoted to our cause and am glad to die for our country. Please take care of everyone and know that I love you all. Your older brother Isamiu
13: Dear Mother if you are reading this that means I have passed away. I just wanted to let you know that I always loved you, and that I am sorry for everything I did wrong and how much of a pain I was, even though we forgave each other. Love your son Isamia