• Kamikaze pilots (age 17-19) pose with a puppy a day before their suicide missions.

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        Photo shows Corporal Yukio Araki (age 17 years old) holding a puppy with four other young men (age 18 and 19 years old) of the 72nd Shinbu Corps. An Asahi Shimbun cameraman took this photo on the day before the departure of the 72nd Shinbu Corps from Bansei Air Base for their kamikaze mission in Okinawa.

        Yukio Araki became the youngest kamikaze pilot during the Second World War when, at the age of seventeen, he took off from the Bansei Airfield, Kagoshima in a Tachikawa Ki-54 twin-engine training aircraft on 27 May 1945. It has been speculated that his plane was one of two that struck the destroyer USS Braine (DD-630), killing 66 of its crew; however, the ship did not sink.

        Araki had been home in April 1945, and left letters for his family, to be opened upon the news of his death. The letter to his parents noted: "Please find pleasure in your desire for my loyalty to the Emperor and devotion to parents. I have no regrets. I just go forward on my path".

        Ceremonies were carried out before kamikaze pilots departed on their final mission. The Kamikaze shared ceremonial cups of sake or water known as "mizu no sakazuki". Many Army officer Kamikaze took their swords with them, while the Navy pilots (as a general rule) did not carry swords in their planes. The kamikaze, like all Japanese aviators flying over unfriendly territory, were issued (or purchased, if they were officers) a Nambu pistol with which to end their lives if they risked being captured.

        Like all Army and Navy servicemen, the Kamikaze would wear their senninbari, a "belt of a thousand stitches" given to them by their mothers. They also composed and read a death poem, a tradition stemming from the samurai, who did it before committing seppuku. Pilots carried prayers from their families and were given military decorations. The Kamikaze were escorted by other pilots whose function was to protect the Kamikaze to their destination and report on the results.
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      • Re: Kamikaze pilots (age 17-19) pose with a puppy a day before their suicide missions.
        Posted 07/17/2017 11:00 AM - Hide
      • They weren't "posing with a puppy." They were preparing a between-meal snack.
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        They also composed and read a death poem, a tradition stemming from the samurai, who did it before committing seppuku.

        Violets are purple
        Roses are red
        Your ship is on fire
        Banzai! I'm dead!
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      • Re: Kamikaze pilots (age 17-19) pose with a puppy a day before their suicide missions.
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        They weren't "posing with a puppy." They were preparing a between-meal snack.

        Sorry but you are incorrect.
        Japanese DO NOT eat dogs or cats.
        Chinese and some Koreans eat Dogs and Cats.

        Japanese are perhaps the most Intellectual and Well Developed example of Asian Culture.

        Chinese on the other hand are nothing more than Yellow Niggers with slanty-eyes. Period.
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        Sorry but you are incorrect.
        Japanese DO NOT eat dogs or cats.
        Chinese and some Koreans eat Dogs and Cats.

        Japanese are perhaps the most Intellectual and Well Developed example of Asian Culture.

        Chinese on the other hand are nothing more than Yellow Niggers with slanty-eyes. Period.

        Japs are just as bad, they eat live fish and frogs.

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        Violets are purple
        Roses are red
        Your ship is on fire
        Banzai! I'm dead!

        :potd:
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      • Re: Kamikaze pilots (age 17-19) pose with a puppy a day before their suicide missions.
        Posted 07/17/2017 11:59 AM : Edited 07/17/2017 11:59 AM - Hide
      • "Kamikaze would wear their senninbari, a "belt of a thousand stitches" given to them by their mothers. "

        The mothers would stand out in public asking passers-by to place a stich in the belt. The "thousand stitches" represented the input of a thousand people. I forget if it was a ritual, religious or cultural thing and too lazy to look it up.
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      • Re: Kamikaze pilots (age 17-19) pose with a puppy a day before their suicide missions.
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      • Gruntled posted:
        "Kamikaze would wear their senninbari, a "belt of a thousand stitches" given to them by their mothers. "

        The mothers would stand out in public asking passers-by to place a stich in the belt. The "thousand stitches" represented the input of a thousand people. I forget if it was a ritual, religious or cultural thing and too lazy to look it up.

        Basically, it was peer-pressure in case the kamikaze had second thoughts about suiciding. It served as a reminder that he would not only be shamed, but would shame a thousand other people, if he didn't die.
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      • Might get sushi for lunch.
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        Posted 07/17/2017 12:26 PM - Hide
      • What went wrong with the Japs? Hand one of those handsome lads a waifu pillow and they'd probably massacre 50 Chinese villages in sheer digust.
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        Sorry but you are incorrect.
        Japanese DO NOT eat dogs or cats.
        Chinese and some Koreans eat Dogs and Cats.

        Japanese are perhaps the most Intellectual and Well Developed example of Asian Culture.

        Chinese on the other hand are nothing more than Yellow Niggers with slanty-eyes. Period.

        The Japanese have stopped having children, their race is going extinct.
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        Posted 07/17/2017 12:32 PM - Hide
      • WHY WOULD THEY EVEN WEAR HELMETS?
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        :interesting:
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        They weren't "posing with a puppy." They were preparing a between-meal snack.

        Sorry but you are incorrect.
        Japanese DO NOT eat dogs or cats.
        Chinese and some Koreans eat Dogs and Cats.

        Japanese are perhaps the most Intellectual and Well Developed example of Asian Culture.

        Chinese on the other hand are nothing more than Yellow Niggers with slanty-eyes. Period.

        ;barackthis;
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        What went wrong with the Japs? Hand one of those handsome lads a waifu pillow and they'd probably massacre 50 Chinese villages in sheer digust.

        At least they arent willfully destroying thwir own country like you yanks and euro trash
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        WHY WOULD THEY EVEN WEAR HELMETS?
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        :interesting:

        To assist surviving a fight with other aircraft or if shrapnel from ship-fired anti-aircraft weaponry struck. Yes, no guarantee that equipment will prevent death or bodily damage but every bit helps and may tilt the favor balance towards the pilot enough to allow the fucker to finish his mission. Banzai buckaroo.
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      • Gruntled posted:
        "Kamikaze would wear their senninbari, a "belt of a thousand stitches" given to them by their mothers. "

        The mothers would stand out in public asking passers-by to place a stich in the belt. The "thousand stitches" represented the input of a thousand people. I forget if it was a ritual, religious or cultural thing and too lazy to look it up.

        SNITCHES GET STITCHES, MOTHAFUKKA!
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        :deebo:
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        What went wrong with the Japs? Hand one of those handsome lads a waifu pillow and they'd probably massacre 50 Chinese villages in sheer digust.

        At least they arent willfully destroying thwir own country like you yanks and euro trash

        They aren't pregging their women anymore.

        Soon :jewel2: will come by and say they must become multicultural if Japan is to survive.
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