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If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Oct 08, 2000 the family was poor, but intensely proud of their samurai heritage, according to mr. He was the highest scoring japanese ace to survive the war. Four different a6m2 zeros are alleged to have been flown by saburo sakai and documented by henry sakaida in his biography of sakai, winged samurai. One feels both the deep dedication of sakai to the samurai spirit and to his sense of duty, as well as his keen awareness of the folly of the war. Saburo sakai, the pilot i admire the most, signed my book. Saburo sakai august 25, 1916 september 22, 2000 was a japanese naval aviator and fighter ace of the imperial japanese navy. Samurai saburo sakai pdf saburo sakai with martin caidin fred saito. Saburo sakai simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Current edition of sakais autobiography, the acclaimed book by saburo sakai and martin caidin.

Warrant officer saburo sakai is the most famous japanese pilot and was one of the few high scorers to survive the war. Interview with saburo sakai project news read only. Dec 10, 2010 saburo sakai, the pilot i admire the most, signed my book. In this video sakai mainly talks about the zeros characteristics. He relates in detail dog fights against american pilots. And as japanese militarism surged in the 30s, so did the popularity of the old bushido ideology. War memoirs written years later then to lean toward revisionism, embellishment, excuses and justification. She exclaims what has happened to my baby to which jack replies. Posted from berlin, december 10, 2010 links to the books and authors. The book is an oversized paperback, roughly 11 x 8, and has a wonderful painting on the cover of sakai and his zero rocketing upwards after he was horribly wounded attacking a dauntless formation over tulagi in august of 1942. The main authors credit for the book should be saburo sakai, though, not martin caiden and it needs a huge and i do mean huge number of scanning errors correcting in the text. First published in english in 1957, it gave americans new perspectives on the air war and on the japanese pilots who, until then, had been perceived in the united states as mere caricatures. Saburo sakai was born in saga, on the island of kyushu, in 1916 to a family that had turned to farming as changing economic and social conditions led to the passing of the warrior class.

Saburo sakai was born august 16th 1916 in the farming village of nishiyoka in the saga prefecture on kyushu island, japan. More information about this seller contact this seller 15. I read these at the edge of your seat stories with mixed feelings as the japanese ace tells how he often out maneuvered my fellow country men and shot them down. Saburo sakai archive luftwaffe and allied air forces. Saburo sakai was born into one of japans great samurai warrior families and became one of his country s greatest ww2 pilots and the only one to survive the war. Join facebook to connect with saburo sakai and others you may know. I found it amusing to read of sakai s frustration when as caidin states on his behalf the zeros succeeded in shooting down american aircraft by the tens and twenties, only to have them miraculously appear again next day. Aviation art poster samurai saburo sakai saburo sakaithe battle of guadalcanal sublieutenant saburo sakai sakai saburo. This is an astounding performance for a man who engaged in more than two hundred aerial melees, and it explains the fierce competition, sometimes approaching physical violence, among the other pilots who aspired to fly his wing positions. Saburo sakai and the zero fighter pilots was published by barrett tillman and the champlin fighter museum press in 1985.

Winged samurai is one of my favorite books in my small but growing library of all things jnaf. Editions for samurai 055324664x mass market paperback published in 1985, kindle edition published in 2018, 1591147557 hardcover published in 2010. It describes the life and career of saburo sakai, the japanese combat aviator who fought against american fighter pilots in the pacific theater of world war ii, surviving the war with 64 kills as one of japans leading flying aces. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Sakai enjoyed a singular and most cherished reputation among fighter pilots. Caidin wrote the prose of the book, basing its contents on.

Saburo sakai samurai poster by basilbarfly redbubble. Saburo sakais 500 mile trek back to rabual from guadacanal in his crippled zero is a testimony to the man and to the nature of war. First off, let me say that this is one of the grand combat memoirs of world war iibut you knew that, right. Saburo sakai is japans greatest fighter pilot to survive world war ii, and his powerful memoir has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring books ever written on the pacific war. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. The wildcat was clinging grimly to the tail of a zero, its tracers chewing up the wings and tail.

Two zeros were shot down in the battle, and the b32 was seriously damaged. Its the japanese version of the first and last and the reader follows sakais career from the early days of japanese victory to the wars conclusion. This gives a view of the pacific air war from the japanese side. The book also claims to be an illustrated edition but there appear to be no photographs or other illustrations present. Sakai was the imperial navys fourthranking ace and japans leading fighter pilot to survive the war. Jack and the baby, s04e, jack goes on an adventure with a baby and at the end of the episode, the baby is returned to his mother but now the baby has jacks eyes. Written by martin caidin from saburo sakais own memoirs and journalist fred saitos extensive interviews with the fighter pilot, samauir. Saburo sakai and the zero fighter pilots is a 1985 book by henry sakaida dealing with the wartime history of saburo sakai and other imperial japanese navy air service pilots who flew the mitsubishi a6m zero. Read this book many years ago and this was a reread. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Saburo sakai was not the greatest flyer in the japanese navy, however he was good enough to have survived 3700 hours of combat flying from 1937 to 1945, 1500 hrs. The family was poor, but intensely proud of their samurai heritage, according to mr.

Autobiography of japans fighter ace saburo sakai pages 160162. Saburo sakai is currently considered a single author. Samurai is another book you wont be able to put down. Legendary zero pilot saburo sakai was japans most recognized ace, but few knew the man behind the legend saburo sakai is probably japans on august 7, 1942, badly wounded japanese ace saburo sakai disengages from his american adversaries and embarks on an epic 640mile flight back to his base at rabaul, new britain. This book tells the highly abridged version of sakais wartime service by author martin caiden in englis that was first published in 1957 and reprinted many times since. A couple of months ago a friend loaned me a magazine with an article about modern fighter pilots compared to wwii pilots. According to sakaida, sakai san has flown a6m2 model 21s carrying tainan ku tail codes as follows.

Through most of his flying career he flew the famous mitsubishi zero in its various models. Hardcover edition, out of print, available from re. He was born sakai tadanao, the second son of sakai tadazumi, the first sakai clan lord of himeji han. According to japanese naval fighter aces by hata, izawa and shores, official records show that sakai had claimed 28 victories by the time he was wounded in action on 7 august. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. His total of 64 victories puts him in fourth place after warrant officer hiroyoshi nishizawa, 1 victories, lt. He came from a family descended from a long line of samurai, japans ancient warrior class. In great detail, the book describes how sakai shot down 3 of them, and with equal detail describes 7 others he saw fall before the guns of his mates. On december 8, 1941, sakai flew one of 45 zeros from the tainan kokutai that attacked clark airfield in the.

Military history ibooks new ed by sakai, saburo isbn. In this japanese name, the family name is sakai saburo sakai japanese. Saburo sakai was born on 25 august 1916, in saga, japan. Sublieutenant saburo sakai was a japanese naval aviator and flying ace of the imperial japanese navy during world war ii and was the highest surviving ace of the ijn. In the case of saburo sakai the most common number given is 64 but nearly all sources agree that this number was basically invented by martin caidin when he wrote samurai. Dogfight between saburo sakai and james southerland august 7, 1942 excert from samurai. Sakai, born in 1916, hoped to escape the poverty of life in his rural village by enlisting in. Interview with saburo sakai project news read only war. He was the 4th best japanese pilot by number of enemy aircraft he shot down.

Pacific wrecks dogfight between saburo sakai and james. Of these four aircraft, only two are known by serial number. Altogether, he says, the zeros accounted for 40 of the curtiss fighters. The story is written in the first person by the japanese ace, saburo sakai. Of all japans aces, saburo sakai is the only pilot who never lost a wingman in combat. Samurai by fred saito,martin caidin, saburo sakai and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. For anyone at all intrested in combat flying, this book is an absolute read. This wellwritten, first person memoir covers sakais early life and entire war experience from his brutal pilot training in the 1930s to the attack on pearl harbor and firebombing of. Unfollow saburo sakai to stop getting updates on your ebay feed.

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