2010年5月1日土曜日

Kamikaze Pilot 11ー翼なき搭乗員


広友喜代志さん
昭和20年5月26日沖縄地上戦にて戦死(享年19才)

MR. KIYOSHI HIROTOMO
Died on the 26th of May 1945 at the age of 19.

This painting represents what in Japanese is called "a Kamikaze pilot without wings". This means his plane was destroyed on the ground before he could get to it and take off and thus he had to fight as ground infantry in Okinawa.
大東亜戦争末期、相次ぐ空襲により愛機破損。よって、パイロットとして鍛え上げられながらも陸軍に編入させられる。慣れない地上戦にて戦うことを強いられ、壮絶な死を遂げた。

2 件のコメント:

  1. Dear rumiko,
    I thought the kamikazes were committing suicide! That is what is commonly said in the western!

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  2. Dear Juana,

    Below are some English websites which explain what Kamikazes are.

    http://www.geocities.jp/kamikazes_site_e/
    http://wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu/kamikaze/index.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamikaze

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