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Aces of the Rising Sun

1937-1945

Paperback (208 pages)
In eight years of near-constant warfare, 150 Japanese Air Force and 21 Japanese Navy pilots achieved "ace" status.

Aces of the Rising Sun

Very little has been published in English on the air arms of the Japanese Army and Navy, and the pilots who flew for them. Yet between 1937 and 1945, 150 JAAF and 21 Imperial Japanese Navy pilots achieved 'ace' status in eight years of near-constant warfare.

This book relates the experiences of both air forces, revealing how the JAAF aces achieved their scores flying over terrain ranging from the Mongolian plains to the jungles of New Guinea, and how the IJN pilots drew on their experience of fighting over Manchuria, China and Mongolia to take on Allied forces in the Pacific.

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