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Photo Credits

Based on research and discussions, I believe that most wartime photos related to special attack forces are in the public domain. This excludes certain photos in recently published books under copyright if the photos have not previously been made public.

This page tries to list as accurately as possible the sources of photos used on this web site. The photos in the public domain posted on the web sites of the U.S. Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command and NavSource have been valuable sources.

Many photos on this web site are not listed on this Photo Credits page. These include personal photos (primarily in sections on Museums, 2004 Japan Trip, and Monuments) and images of works being reviewed (primarily in sections on Books and Films).

The Acknowledgments page lists the many organizations and people who have provided permission for use of photos on this site.

If anyone believes that I have used any photo without proper credit and permission, please contact Bill Gordon at wgordon@wesleyan.edu. I will change the credit or remove the photo based on the information provided to me.

Numbers are shown below for some web pages with multiple photos. These numbers represent photo locations on a page, from left to right and from top to bottom.

HOME: 1 - National Archives, 2 - Asahi Shimbun

About Project: U.S. Navy

Background


American Views: 1 - U.S. Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command

  • Terrorism: U.S. Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command
  • Kamikazes by Phelps Adams: U.S. Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command (Catalog #: 80-G-27426)
  • Kamikaze by Evan Wylie: 4 - NavSource
  • Men's Adventure Magazines

Japanese Views: 1 - Mainichi Shimbunsha

  • Education: postcard without source information

Major Images

Stories: Yuko Shirako


Books

Films: DVD cover of Hotaru (Firefly)

Museums: 2 - Kaiten Memorial Museum, 3 - Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots

Monuments

Internet: Senri Nagasue

Writings

  • Corporal Nobuo Aihana: Asahi Shimbun Seibu Honsha, Sora no kanata ni (To distant skies), p. 101.
  • Second Lieutenant Haruo Araki: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 12
  • Corporal Yukio Araki: Mori, Yuki wa jūnanasai tokkō de shinda (Yuki died at 17 in a kamikaze attack), front of book
  • Second Lieutenant Kanji Eda: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 145
  • Lance Corporal Hideo Fujii: Naemura, Rikugun saigo no tokkō kichi: Bansei tokkōtaiin no isho to isatsu (Army's last special attack base: Last letters and photographs of Bansei special attack corps members), p. 113
  • Corporal Bunroku Fujita: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 136
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade Tadasu Fukino: Hino, Tsubasa no kakera: Tokkō ni chitta kaigun yobi gakusei no seishun (Wing fragment: Youth of Navy reserve students who died in special attacks), p. 41
  • Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Kaneyuki Fukuda - 1 - Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 55; 2 - "Saigo no oya kōkō" (Last act of filial piety) <http://www.warbirds.jp/senri/08tubasa/08fukuda/index.html> (January 20, 2018)
  • Corporal Tadamasa Fukuura: Naemura, Rikugun saigo no tokkō kichi: Bansei tokkōtaiin no isho to isatsu (Army's last special attack base: Last letters and photographs of Bansei special attack corps members), p. 136
  • Chief Petty Officer Yukio Harada: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 19
  • Flight Petty Officer 1st Class Sakae Hirashima: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 63
  • Corporal Masato Hisanaga: Naemura, Rikugun saigo no tokkō kichi: Bansei tokkōtaiin no isho to isatsu (Army's last special attack base: Last letters and photographs of Bansei special attack corps members), p. 146
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade Masami Hoshino: 1, 2 - Katabami, Mō hitotsu no "Eien no Zero": Tsukuba Kaigun Kōkūtai (Another "Eternal Zero": Tsukuba Naval Air Group), pp. 49, 51
  • Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Nobutaka Inoue: Iwamoto and Tsutomu, Chinkon -- shirakumo ni norete kimi kaerimase: Tokkō kichi daini kokubu no ki (Repose of souls -- riders of the white clouds, come back to us: Record of Special Attack Corps Kokubu No. 2 Air Base), p. 90
  • Corporal Kōshirō Itō: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 147
  • Flight Petty Officer 1st Class Takayoshi Kai: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 41
  • Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Toshimitsu Kawamura: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 45
  • Lieutenant Mitsuo Kodama: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 39
  • Second Lieutenant Takashi Komecha: Naemura, Rikugun saigo no tokkō kichi: Bansei tokkōtaiin no isho to isatsu (Army's last special attack base: Last letters and photographs of Bansei special attack corps members), p. 100
  • Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Seiichi Kōsaku: Iwamoto and Tsutomu, Chinkon -- shirakumo ni norete kimi kaerimase: Tokkō kichi daini kokubu no ki (Repose of souls -- riders of the white clouds, come back to us: Record of Special Attack Corps Kokubu No. 2 Air Base), p. 118
  • Captain Masanobu Kuno: 1, 2 - Asahi Shimbun Seibu Honsha, Sora no kanata ni (To distant skies), pp. 96, 98
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade Seiichi Maebashi: Iwamoto and Tsutomu, Chinkon -- shirakumo ni norete kimi kaerimase: Tokkō kichi daini kokubu no ki (Repose of souls -- riders of the white clouds, come back to us: Record of Special Attack Corps Kokubu No. 2 Air Base), p. 122
  • Flight Petty Officer 1st Class Itsuo Minetoma: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 37
  • Ensign Kōjirō Mizoguchi: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 67
  • Sergeant Tomosumi Mori: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 101
  • Flight Petty Officer 1st Class Takao Motokariya: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 23
  • Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Seisaku Murata: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 85
  • Flight Leading Seaman Hajime Nagamine: 1 - Kamikaze Special Attack Museum at Naramoto Jinja, 4 - Dizon Kamikaze Museum
  • Flight Petty Officer 1st Class Masayoshi Nakahara: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 51
  • Flight Petty Officer First Class Iwao Nakano: 1 - Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 83
  • Second Lieutenant Toshitsune Namikawa: Naemura, Rikugun saigo no tokkō kichi: Bansei tokkōtaiin no isho to isatsu (Army's last special attack base: Last letters and photographs of Bansei special attack corps members), p. 168
  • Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa: Susaki, Kamikaze no shinjitsu: Tokkōtai wa tero dewa nai (Kamikaze truth: Special attack corps is not terror), p. 167
  • Corporal Hiroshi Ōhata: Naemura, Rikugun saigo no tokkō kichi: Bansei tokkōtaiin no isho to isatsu (Army's last special attack base: Last letters and photographs of Bansei special attack corps members), p. 118
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade Korekiyo Otsuji: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 13
  • Sergeant Takashige Seya: Naemura, Rikugun saigo no tokkō kichi: Bansei tokkōtaiin no isho to isatsu (Army's last special attack base: Last letters and photographs of Bansei special attack corps members), p. 159
  • Sergeant Yasuzō Shimizu: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 99
  • Chief Petty Officer Iwatarō Tadano: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 49
  • Corporal Genzō Takeda: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 140
  • Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Yasuo Tanaka: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 81
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade Shunsuke Tomiyasu: Katabami, Mō hitotsu no "Eien no Zero": Tsukuba Kaigun Kōkūtai (Another "Eternal Zero": Tsukuba Naval Air Group), p. 123
  • Ensign Masahisa Uemura: Yasukuni Jinja
  • Vice Admiral Matome Ugaki: Fading Victory: The Diary of Admiral Matome Ugaki, 1941-1945, one of photos between p. 380 and p. 381
  • Corporal Teruo Usami: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 151
  • Second Lieutenant Toshihiro Watanabe: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 116
  • Corporal Tsugio Watanabe: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 114
  • Second Lieutenant Miosaburō Yamamoto: Yuko Shirako
  • Corporal Takayuki Yamashita: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 133
  • Second Lieutenant Masafumi Yasuhara: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 95
  • Sergeant Shigenori Yoshihara: Chiran Tokkō Irei Kenshō Kai (Chiran Special Attack Memorial Society), ed., Konpaku no kiroku: Kyū rikugun tokubetsu kōgekitai chiran kichi (Record of departed spirits: Former Army Special Attack Corps Chiran Base), p. 104
  • Ensign Isao Yui: Kanoya Kōkū Kichi Shiryōkan Renraku Kyōgikai (Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum Coordinating Committee), Kokoro no sakebi (Cries of the heart), p. 53
  • Books
  • Last Letters and Writings: Ushijima, Kieta haru - Tokkō ni chitta tōshu Ishimaru Shinichi (Lost spring - pitcher Shinichi Ishimaru, vanished in kamikaze attack), p. 296

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