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Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai (1944)

November 26, 2015 PE Matt 0

Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai, or “Kato’s Falcon Corps”, is a 1944 propaganda film that depicts the fictionalised career of IJAAF pilot Tateo Kato, who led the 64th Sentai during the early months of the Pacific War. […]

Operation 102: Storm Over Chungking

September 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

Despite mounting perhaps the longest and most sustained bombing campaign against a single city, the Japanese had failed to force China out of the war. Operations 100 and 101 had caused tremendous destruction to Chungking’s […]

Operation 100: The Bombing of Chungking

May 23, 2015 PE Matt 0

The tri-city of Wuhan fell to the Japanese invaders in October 1938. The invaders, believing that the Chinese would capitulate with the fall of their temporary capital, were surprised to see Chiang Kai-Shek and the rest of […]

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Mitsubishi Ki-21 Type 97 “Sally”

May 19, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Mitsubishi Ki-21 was a heavy bomber of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Pacific War. It was originally designed to meet a 1936 requirement of the IJA for a replacement for the Ki-1 and […]