Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pacific War and Japanese - 7

The one of his fighting mate, later became a gangster was assigned for protection of Tokko Squadron.  He found Kyuzo Miyabe in the Tokko team which he was supposed to protect.  Since he had known Lieutenant Miyabe tried to survive by his all means, he thought why and why he volunteered to be the suicide bombing?

When asked, Lieutenant Miyabe smiled and told him that he will be well protected if he guard Miyabe to conduct Tokko.  Miyabe did not give him direct answer.  In its entire story, the reason is not very clear.  This is the part you need to use your imagination why he selected the way of suicide bombing.  My interpretation is that he could not continue to see his friends dying from the attack, especially the one he saved before became Tokko.  Miyabe wanted to save him by all means.

Japanese Navy strategy that time killed too many Japanese.  It is why even today there are so many people who hate wars and military actions.  Japanese Tokko annoyed and frightened enemy forces, but the actuality was they killed more young Japanese soldiers and pilots than enemy soldiers.  How bad!!!

When Miyabe did Tokko and died, he used all of his skills he had.  He continued to fly almost the surface of the Pacific Ocean so that he would not be detected by enemy raider.  When he flew up for attack, he used to drift his Zero Fighter so that it was not easy to be shot.  He bombed the target.  But the bottle ship did not sink.  When the American Captain of the bottle ship found his body in his ship, he gave Miyabe military funeral, despite that he lost his son in the war against Japan earlier.

The story ends coming back to an American soldier's statement.  "I have never seen Fighter Plane flied and moved like that.  I believe the fighter plane was flew by a devil.  It was not human skill at all."

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. there are always exceptional people at all levels, who see more than they should - they seem instinctively to understand the difficulties, but the necessities of the situation. I feel Miyable saved many people before his turn eventually came - but at least the Ship's commander recognised the man and his abilities in that terrible time.

Thank you - interesting points on the war from your perspective ..
Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Shaw said...

Dear Hilary,

Thank you for your comment. It was Samurai spirit as well as Chivalry to respect their enemies. There always are heart warming stories in terrible times.

Thanks again,
Shaw Funami
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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

You came to the same point that we did. The leaders killed a lot of young people in that war. They young people had no way out at all but to do what they were ordered to do or they lost their life anyway.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Hello Dan and Deanna,

Human history is full of war and fighting. It contributed to the progress of science and technology. We are almost at the turning point to decide if we continue to be that way. Maybe we do not need progress of science and technology if it must be achieved through loss of lives.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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