Books: The Kamikaze Spirit

THE DIVINE WIND (240 pp.)—Rikihei Inoguchi, Tadashi Nakajima and Roger Pineau—U.S. Naval Institute ($4.50).

It was 1050 Philippine time when a small flight of Japanese planes pierced the defenses of "Taffy 3," a task unit of U.S. escort carriers east of Leyte. One nosed over into a power dive. As he held his target in sight, the pilot knew every second of the way that he was headed for death. Yet he kept going until he crashed and died amid fire and explosion in the side of the carrier St. Lo. The St. Lo...

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