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by Ikuhiko Hata, Yasuho Izawa Translator Don Cyril Gorham
Naval Institute Press  1989
Hardcover
442 pages
Index, photos
ISBN: 0870213156

Language: English

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Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units of WWII

Originally published in 1989, Japanese coauthors Hata and Izawa bring an excellent summary of Japanese Navy aviation with focus on pilot biographies. They have utilized the Japanese official history, defense archives records and veterans.

This book is divided into three section. The first is a historical overview of Japanese Navy aviation in the Pacific War. Also histories of each Navy Air Group (Kokutai). Finally, biographies and summaries of Japanese Navy aces.

Since then, the co-authors Hata and Izawa have written Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units And Their Aces 1931-1945. Also books on JAAF and IJN bombers, but these have yet to be translated to English or published outside Japan.

Since publication, this book has been revised and was republished in 2011 as Japanese Naval Air Force Fighter Units and their Aces 1932-1945, which is revised and updated from the original version

Review by  Justin Taylan

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