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Als Shimpū Tokkōtai wurde eine japanische Spezialtruppe der Kaiserlichen Marineluftwaffe im Zweiten Weltkrieg benannt. Kamikazeangriff auf die USS Missouri. Der Kamikazeflieger ist links, am oberen Bildrand zu erkennen. Die USS Louisville, getroffen von einem Kamikaze im Golf. Dass die Soldaten des Tenno zu Tausenden – allein die Zahl der getöteten Kamikaze-Flieger wird auf geschätzt – ihr Leben freiwillig. Mit 19 wollte Ikuo Yabushita sterben wie ein Held – und durfte nicht. Der Jährige ist einer der letzten lebenden Kamikaze-Piloten. Wurden die Kamizake-Piloten im Zweiten Weltkrieg gezwungen oder haben sie sich freiwillig in den Tod gestürzt? Der Begriff Kamikaze, den wir.
Dass die Soldaten des Tenno zu Tausenden – allein die Zahl der getöteten Kamikaze-Flieger wird auf geschätzt – ihr Leben freiwillig. Die Kamikaze-Flieger sind bis heute ein trauriger Mythos. Den Tod ihrer eigenen Männer nahmen die Offiziere billigend in Kauf. Die jungen. Deutsche Kamikaze-Flieger Himmelfahrtskommando für Hitler. Mit einem Wahnsinnsplan wollte Hitlers Luftwaffe noch die alliierten.
On 19 June , planes from the carrier Chiyoda approached a US task group. The important Japanese base of Saipan fell to the Allied forces on 15 July Its capture provided adequate forward bases that enabled U.
After the fall of Saipan, the Japanese High Command predicted that the Allies would try to capture the Philippines , strategically important to Tokyo because of the islands' location between the oilfields of Southeast Asia and Japan.
Captain Motoharu Okamura , in charge of the Tateyama Base in Tokyo , as well as the st Air Group Home, was, according to some sources, the first officer to officially propose kamikaze attack tactics.
With his superiors, he arranged the first investigations into the plausibility and mechanisms of intentional suicide attacks on 15 June In August , it was announced by the Domei news agency that a flight instructor named Takeo Tagata was training pilots in Taiwan for suicide missions.
One source claims that the first kamikaze mission occurred on 13 September A group of pilots from the army's 31st Fighter Squadron on Negros Island decided to launch a suicide attack the following morning.
They never returned, but there is no record of an enemy plane hitting an Allied ship that day. Rear Admiral Masafumi Arima , the commander of the 26th Air Flotilla part of the 11th Air Fleet , is sometimes credited with inventing the kamikaze tactic.
Arima was killed and part of a plane hit Franklin. The Japanese high command and propagandists seized on Arima's example.
He was promoted posthumously to Vice Admiral and was given official credit for making the first kamikaze attack.
It is not clear that this was a planned suicide attack, and official Japanese accounts of Arima's attack bore little resemblance to the actual events.
The task facing the Japanese air forces seemed impossible. In a meeting on 19 October at Mabalacat Airfield known to the U.
Commander Asaichi Tamai asked a group of 23 talented student pilots, all of whom he had trained, to volunteer for the special attack force.
All of the pilots raised both of their hands, volunteering to join the operation. Later, Tamai asked Lieutenant Yukio Seki to command the special attack force.
Seki is said to have closed his eyes, lowered his head and thought for ten seconds before saying: "Please do appoint me to the post.
He later said: "Japan's future is bleak if it is forced to kill one of its best pilots" and "I am not going on this mission for the Emperor or for the Empire I am going because I was ordered to.
A less literal translation  is:. Asked about the soul of Japan, I would say That it is Like wild cherry blossoms Glowing in the morning sun.
Several suicide attacks, carried out during the invasion of Leyte by Japanese pilots from units other than the Special Attack Force, have been described as the first kamikaze attacks.
Five A6M Zeros, led by Seki, were escorted to the target by leading Japanese ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa , and attacked several escort carriers.
Lo , plowing into the flight deck. Its bomb caused fires that resulted in the bomb magazine exploding, sinking the carrier.
In total, seven carriers were hit, as well as 40 other ships five sunk, 23 heavily damaged and 12 moderately damaged. Early successes — such as the sinking of St.
Lo — were followed by an immediate expansion of the program, and over the next few months over 2, planes made such attacks.
When Japan began to suffer intense strategic bombing by Boeing B Superfortresses , the Japanese military attempted to use suicide attacks against this threat.
Targeting the aircraft proved to be much less successful and practical than attacks against warships, as the bombers made for much faster, more maneuverable and smaller targets.
The B also had formidable defensive weaponry, so suicide attacks against the plane demanded considerable piloting skill to be successful, which worked against the very purpose of using expendable pilots.
Even encouraging capable pilots to bail out before impact was ineffective because vital personnel were often lost when they mistimed their exits and were killed as a result.
On 11 March, the U. Purpose-built kamikaze planes, as opposed to converted fighters and dive-bombers, were also being constructed. Ensign Mitsuo Ohta had suggested that piloted glider bombs , carried within range of targets by a mother plane, should be developed.
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka rocket planes , launched from bombers, were first deployed in kamikaze attacks from March The Nakajima Ki Tsurugi was a simple, easily built propeller aircraft with a wooden airframe that used engines from existing stocks.
Its non-retractable landing gear was jettisoned shortly after takeoff for a suicide mission, recovered and reused. During , the Japanese military began stockpiling hundreds of Tsurugi , Ohkas , other aircraft and suicide boats for use against Allied forces expected to invade Japan.
The invasion never happened, and few were ever used. In early , U. Navy aviator Commander John Thach , already famous for developing effective aerial tactics against the Japanese such as the Thach Weave , developed a defensive strategy against kamikazes called the " big blue blanket " to establish Allied air supremacy well away from the carrier force.
This plan also called for around-the-clock fighter patrols over Allied fleets, though the U. Navy had cut back training of fighter pilots so there were not enough Navy pilots available to counter the kamikaze threat.
A final element included intensive fighter sweeps over Japanese airfields, and bombing of Japanese runways, using delayed-action bombs to make repairs more difficult.
Late in , the British Pacific Fleet BPF used the good high-altitude performance of its Supermarine Seafires the naval version of the Spitfire on combat air patrol duties.
Seafires were heavily involved in countering the kamikaze attacks during the Iwo Jima landings and beyond. The Seafires' best day was 15 August , shooting down eight attacking aircraft with a single loss.
Allied pilots were more experienced, better trained and in command of superior aircraft, making the poorly trained kamikaze pilots easy targets.
The U. Fast Carrier Task Force alone could bring over 1, fighter aircraft into play. Allied pilots became adept at destroying enemy aircraft before they struck ships.
Allied gunners had begun to develop techniques to negate kamikaze attacks. By , large numbers of anti-aircraft shells with radio frequency proximity fuzes , on average seven times more effective than regular shells, became available, and the U.
Navy recommended their use against kamikaze attacks. The peak period of kamikaze attack frequency came during April—June at the Battle of Okinawa.
On 6 April , waves of aircraft made hundreds of attacks in Operation Kikusui "floating chrysanthemums".
Suicide attacks by planes or boats at Okinawa sank or put out of action at least 30 U. The attacks expended 1, planes.
Many warships of all classes were damaged, some severely, but no aircraft carriers, battleships or cruisers were sunk by kamikaze at Okinawa.
Most of the ships lost were destroyers or smaller vessels, especially those on picket duty. Bunker Hill and Franklin were both hit while conducting operations with fully fueled and armed aircraft spotted on deck for takeoff, an extremely vulnerable state for any carrier.
The resilience of well-armoured vessels was shown on 4 May, just after , when there was a wave of suicide attacks against the British Pacific Fleet.
A long steel splinter speared down through the hangar deck and the main boiler room where it ruptured a steam line before coming to rest in a fuel tank near the aircraft park, where it started a major fire.
Eight personnel were killed and 47 were wounded. One Corsair and 10 Grumman Avengers were destroyed.
The fires were gradually brought under control, and the crater in the deck was repaired with concrete and steel plate.
By , Corsairs were able to land. The British were able to clear the flight deck and resume flight operations in just hours, while their American counterparts took a few days or even months, as observed by a U.
When a kamikaze hits a Limey carrier it's just a case of 'Sweepers, man your brooms'. Twin-engine aircraft were occasionally used in planned kamikaze attacks.
As the end of the war approached, the Allies did not suffer more serious significant losses, despite having far more ships and facing a greater intensity of kamikaze attacks.
Although causing some of the heaviest casualties on U. In , when U. Navy vessels were scarce, the temporary absence of key warships from the combat zone would tie up operational initiatives.
By , however, the U. Navy was large enough that damaged ships could be detached back home for repair without significantly hampering the fleet's operational capability.
The only surface losses were destroyers and smaller ships that lacked the capability to sustain heavy damage. Overall, the kamikazes were unable to turn the tide of the war and stop the Allied invasion.
In the immediate aftermath of kamikaze strikes, British carriers with their armoured flight decks recovered more quickly compared to their US counterparts.
Post-war analysis showed that some British carriers such as HMS Formidable suffered structural damage that led to them being scrapped, as being beyond economic repair.
Britain's post-war economic situation played a role in the decision to not repair damaged carriers, while even seriously damaged American carriers such as USS Bunker Hill were repaired, although they were then mothballed or sold off as surplus after World War II without re-entering service.
The exact number of ships sunk is a matter of debate. According to a U. Air Force webpage:. Approximately 2, Kamikaze attackers sank 34 Navy ships, damaged others, killed 4, sailors, and wounded over 4, Despite radar detection and cuing, airborne interception, attrition, and massive anti-aircraft barrages, 14 percent of Kamikazes survived to score a hit on a ship; nearly 8.
Bill Gordon, an American Japanologist who specialises in kamikazes , lists in a article 47 ships known to have been sunk by kamikaze aircraft.
Gordon says that the Warners and Seno included ten ships that did not sink. He lists:. It was claimed by the Japanese forces at the time that there were many volunteers for the suicidal forces.
Captain Motoharu Okamura commented that "there were so many volunteers for suicide missions that he referred to them as a swarm of bees", explaining: "Bees die after they have stung.
He had expressed his desire to lead a volunteer group of suicide attacks some four months before Admiral Takijiro Ohnishi , commander of the Japanese naval air forces in the Philippines, presented the idea to his staff.
While Vice Admiral Shigeru Fukudome , commander of the second air fleet, was inspecting the st Air Group, Captain Okamura took the chance to express his ideas on crash-dive tactics.
There is no other way. There will be more than enough volunteers for this chance to save our country, and I would like to command such an operation.
Provide me with planes and I will turn the tide of war. When the volunteers arrived for duty in the corps, there were twice as many persons as aircraft available.
Many of those who were selected for a bodycrashing mission were described as being extraordinarily blissful immediately before their final sortie.
As time wore on, modern critics questioned the nationalist portrayal of kamikaze pilots as noble soldiers willing to sacrifice their lives for the country.
In , Tsuneo Watanabe , editor-in-chief of the Yomiuri Shimbun , criticized Japanese nationalists' glorification of kamikaze attacks:   .
It's all a lie that they left filled with braveness and joy, crying, "Long live the emperor! Everybody was looking down and tottering.
Some were unable to stand up and were carried and pushed into the plane by maintenance soldiers. When you eliminate all thoughts about life and death, you will be able to totally disregard your earthly life.
This will also enable you to concentrate your attention on eradicating the enemy with unwavering determination, meanwhile reinforcing your excellence in flight skills.
Daikichi Irokawa, who trained at Tsuchiura Naval Air Base, recalled that he "was struck on the face so hard and frequently that [his] face was no longer recognizable".
He also wrote: "I was hit so hard that I could no longer see and fell on the floor. The minute I got up, I was hit again by a club so that I would confess.
Pilots were given a manual that detailed how they were supposed to think, prepare and attack. From this manual, pilots were told to "attain a high level of spiritual training", and to "keep [their] health in the very best condition".
These instructions, among others, were meant to make pilots mentally ready to die. One pilot who continually came back to base was shot after his ninth return.
The manual was very detailed in how a pilot should attack. A pilot would dive towards his target and "aim for a point between the bridge tower and the smoke stacks".
Entering a smoke stack was also said to be "effective". Pilots were told not to aim at a ship's bridge tower or gun turret but instead to look for elevators or the flight deck to hit.
For horizontal attacks, the pilot was to "aim at the middle of the vessel, slightly higher than the waterline" or to "aim at the entrance to the aircraft hangar, or the bottom of the stack" if the former was too difficult.
In —45, US military leaders invented the term " State Shinto " as part of the Shinto Directive to differentiate the Japanese state's ideology from traditional Shinto practices.
As time went on, Americans claimed, Shinto was used increasingly in the promotion of nationalist sentiment.
In , the Imperial Rescript on Education was passed, under which students were required to ritually recite its oath to offer themselves "courageously to the state " as well as protect the Imperial family.
The ultimate offering was to give up one's life. It was an honour to die for Japan and the Emperor.
Axell and Kase pointed out: "The fact is that innumerable soldiers, sailors and pilots were determined to die, to become eirei , that is 'guardian spirits' of the country.
Many Japanese felt that to be enshrined at Yasukuni was a special honour because the Emperor visited the shrine to pay homage twice a year.
Yasukuni is the only shrine deifying common men which the Emperor would visit to pay his respects. Following the commencement of the kamikaze tactic, newspapers and books ran advertisements, articles and stories regarding the suicide bombers to aid in recruiting and support.
The crashing action which simultaneously kills the enemy and oneself without fail is called the Special Attack Every Japanese is capable of becoming a member of the Special Attack Corps.
A Foreign Office official named Toshikazu Kase said: "It was customary for GHQ [in Tokyo] to make false announcements of victory in utter disregard of facts, and for the elated and complacent public to believe them.
While many stories were falsified, some were true, such as that of Kiyu Ishikawa, who saved a Japanese ship when he crashed his plane into a torpedo that an American submarine had launched.
The sergeant major was posthumously promoted to second lieutenant by the emperor and was enshrined at Yasukuni.
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 along, while the Navy pilots as a general rule did not. The kamikaze , along with 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.
Pilots carried prayers from their families and were given military decorations. The kamikaze were escorted by other pilots whose function was to protect them en route to their destination and report on the results.
In den japanischen Medien wurden die wahren Umstände, wie die Todesflieger zu ihrer Aufgabe kamen, nach dem Kriegsende lange verschwiegen.
Im Zusammenhang mit diesen Selbstopferangriffen auf die amerikanische Flotte starben mehr als japanische Piloten die genaue Zahl ist nie ermittelt worden.
Lo am Oktober , Tote , später Ommaney Bay 4. Februar , Tote. Hauptleidtragende waren Zerstörer der Frühwarnkette und Unterstützungsschiffe.
Persönliche Ehrungen für Kamikaze-Flieger wurden grundsätzlich unterlassen. Erst in den letzten Jahren wird in Museen ausführliche Aufklärung über das Schicksal der Todesflieger betrieben.
In der westlichen Welt wurden speziell die Soldaten dieses Fliegertodestrupps lange irrtümlich als nationalistisch-fanatisierte Kriegsanhänger interpretiert, was sich aber nun, mit steigender Zahl aufgearbeiteter Hintergrundinformationen und Interviews mit Zeitzeugen, anders darstellt.
Vielmehr kann man anhand der hinterlassenen Tagebücher und Abschiedsbriefe der Todesflieger die Ausweglosigkeit und die Verzweiflung derer feststellen, die sich der militärischen Macht und den Erwartungen von Ehre und Vermeidung von Schande für das Vaterland fügten.
Die Kaiserlich Japanische Armee stand in dem Ruf, besonders brutal und grausam zu sein, nicht nur gegenüber Soldaten und Zivilisten des Feindes, sondern auch gegenüber dem eigenen Volk und den eigenen Soldaten.
Die freie Entscheidung des Einzelnen war unwichtig und unter den Willen der Monarchie zu stellen. Von einer Beteiligung des Tennos Hirohito ist nichts bekannt.
Dabei hatte der Tenno keineswegs die Stellung eines Kaisers nach deutschem Verständnis. Beteiligung an der Tagespolitik oder gar Befehle zu erteilen, lag weder in seiner Kompetenz, noch wurde solches erwartet.
Am Zuvor notierte er noch, wie solche Probleme zukünftig zu vermeiden wären. Die Wirkung der technisch unzuverlässigen Kaiten blieben weit hinter den Erwartungen zurück.
November mit 63 Toten trug entscheidend bei, dass die Restladung unzureichend gesichert war. Juli mit Toten.
Die bemannten Torpedos sollten durch U-Boote möglichst nahe an gegnerische Schiffe gebracht werden. Diese wurden jedoch in vielen Fällen bereits auf dem Weg in das Zielgebiet durch die amerikanische U-Boot-Abwehr versenkt.
Dabei nahm der Pilot den Tod in Kauf. Auf deutscher Seite wurde gegen Kriegsende mit dem Selbstopferkommando Leonidas ein ähnliches Militärprojekt angedacht.
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