World Battlefronts: Divine Tempests

Last week Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz reported "desperate, suicidal" Japanese air attacks on U.S. ships near Okinawa by a "special attack corps." Thus the Pacific fleet boss lifted secrecy from an enemy tactic that had been a tabooed topic (and a source of endless scuttlebutt) since the Leyte campaign.

The Admiral's communique told the U.S. public what the U.S. press had dutifully refrained from telling: that the Japanese have organized a suicide corps of flyers whose mission is to crash-dive their explosives-laden aircraft into ships; that this Kamikaze (Divine Tempest) Corps has...

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