The following sites and web pages are the most significant sources of
Internet information about Japan's kamikaze corps and other special attack
forces. A separate page provides links to web sites about
American ships hit by kamikaze aircraft and kaiten.
- Best feature is very active message board. Good introduction to
pages translated to English.
Aozora no hateni
(To the blue sky's end) - Huge site by former Japanese Navy
kamikaze pilot. Many stories on site come from his four books related
to kamikaze corps.
Junkoku no ishibumi (War monuments) - Invaluable reference source on
specialized topic. Contains tremendous amount of information, including
photos and related history of monuments specifically dedicated to special attack
forces. Much information not contained elsewhere on Internet.
Tokkoutai (Kaiten Special Attack Corps) - Gives detailed record, with numerous
historical photos, related to Japanese Navy's use of kaiten human
- 特攻 Tokkou (Special
Attack Forces) - Nicely-designed web site includes sections on letters
and poems written by members of special attack forces, excerpts from the association's
quarterly magazine Tokkou, paintings of different types of special
attack weapons, photos and paintings of planes used in kamikaze attacks, pieces written by
bereaved family members and association members, and information about the
Tokkotai Commemoration Peace Memorial Association.
Yokaren Shiryoukan (Yokaren Museum) - Features exhibits of museum
in Oita City. Includes information about the Yokaren (Naval Flight Training Program), wartime experiences, and kamikaze
operations. Has several last letters of kamikaze pilots.
Updated October 7, 2012