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Old 23rd June 2019, 06:12
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Re: Tetauzo Iwamoto

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One fellow wrote that Iwamoto's 216+16sh kills are rather "attacks" than shootdowns.
They can also be viewed as "victories" in the same sense as used in WW1, ie. he defeated 216 planes and they conceded the airspace to him.


That Tetsuzō Iwamoto's autobiographical book "8 years of air battle : Zero shoot down King" ISBN: 9,784,769,820,505 has not been translated to English yet is disappointing
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Old 24th June 2019, 19:38
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Re: Tetauzo Iwamoto

Yes, that's a pity.
Whereas there are some different sources about Nishizawas score, I have never heard about another source about Iwamoto's score than himself
(214+26sh) and the assessment of Hata, Izawa & Shores (80). Have any wartime authorities ever mentioned his tally ?
The score suggested by himself is not WW1 standard because it was not officially confirmed by his commanding officers, was it ?

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