Year: 1958 Source: Washington, D.C.: The Divine Wind: Japan's Kamikaze Force in World War II, 1958. p.198-200 SIEC No: 19860950

During WWII, many Japanese pilots were trained to undertake kamikaze flights. Such a mission involved flying the airplane into an enemy target, such as a ship or military unit. This letter was written by a 23-year old Japanese pilot prior to his suicidal flight. The pilot’s name was Teruo Yamaguchi.