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Old 12th September 2021, 22:31
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Japanese Navy and Army Bomber Aircrew, WW2

I have a couple of very nice books, "Heroes of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force 1937-1945", and "Medaled Pilots of the Japanese Army Air Force in World War II". Excellent color plates of aircraft, what look like detailed narratives of pilots, aircrew, etc.

Are there any websites out there with which I can find more on the Japanese Navy and Army bomber pilots? There seems to be quite a bit of information available for the fighter pilots, but when I search for bomber pilots, don't seen to come across very much.

One pilot that I am looking for is Captain Nobuo Suzuki, 8th Hiko Sentai, who apparently flew operations in Burma, and who was awarded a medal in May 1945.

Thank you in advance if you have any websites, etc., to recommend.

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Old 14th September 2021, 13:14
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Re: Japanese Navy and Army Bomber Aircrew, WW2

Try j-aircraft.com
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Old 14th September 2021, 16:38
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Re: Japanese Navy and Army Bomber Aircrew, WW2

Also try the "Japan at War 1895-1945" thread on:

http://forum.axishistory.com/index.php

The bi-lingual Japanese members there, especially "Fontessa", are extremely helpful in finding obscure details on units and officers of both the IJA and the IJN.

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Old 15th September 2021, 15:14
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Re: Japanese Navy and Army Bomber Aircrew, WW2

An excellent history by Osamu Tagaya:

Mitsubishi Type 1 Rikko 'Betty' Units of World War 2

Published by Osprey, 2001. 112 pages.
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Old 15th September 2021, 23:16
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Re: Japanese Navy and Army Bomber Aircrew, WW2

I would also recommend Michael Claringbould's recent series for Avonmore on the South Pacific Air War. He does apologise for not normally being able to name the entire crews, just the pilots.
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Old 17th September 2021, 19:10
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Re: Japanese Navy and Army Bomber Aircrew, WW2

Many thanks everyone.

I did just recently get the Osprey book on the G4M "Betty", and one of Mr. Claringbould's books as well.

Another interesting website that I came across is the one for Arawasi.

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Link to the Arawasi site: http://www.arawasi.jp/
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