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Publisher Description Includes more than 12 photographs of the author and his exploits. First published in English in , it gave Americans new perspectives on the air war and on the Japanese pilots who, until then, had been perceived in the United States as mere caricatures. Today, the books remains a valuable eyewitness account of some of the most famous battles in history and a moving, personal story of a courageous naval aviator. A living legend, Sakai engaged in more than two hundred dogfights, from the Philippines to Iwo Jima, and was the only Japanese ace never to lose a wingman in combat. By war's end he reportedly had shot down sixty-four Allied planes. Although this number cannot be confirmed, Sakai's exploits in the air were extraordinary by any standards. His most renowned accomplishment, an epic of aviation survival, occurred after action over Guadalcanal in August Partially paralyzed and nearly blind from multiple wounds, he managed to fly miles to Rabaul and safely land his crippled Zero. Here, Sakai offers a full account of his experiences, modestly recalling his rise from an impoverished childhood to feats of mythic proportions. And because he shares his innermost thoughts with his readers, the book not only provides rare insights into the Samurai character but also describes with complete honestly the human emotions common to warriors of all causes.

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Nor does he question Sakai's 64 "confirmed" victories, when a bit of messing about in the records shows that the Japanese routinely claimed five or ten victories for each Allied plane shot down. Sakai or anyhow Martin Caidin takes American historians to task for ignoring this great air battle which, he believes, decided the campaign for Java. The Dutch pilots in reality, they were Americans swarmed up to meet the Zeros--as many as 50 Ps and Ps.

In great detail, the book describes how Sakai shot down 3 of them, and with equal detail describes 7 others he saw fall before the guns of his mates. Altogether, he says, the Zeros accounted for 40 of the Curtiss fighters.

In fact, American losses amounted to 7 planes. And there were of course no Ps among them! Similarly, we can reconstruct a furball at Guadalcanal on August 7, Eighteen Zero pilots made the journey from Rabaul. In fact, only 18 Wildcats were in the air that day, and actual American losses were 9 fighters and an SBD, with most of the pilots surviving. Sakai himself claimed 1 Wildcat--the Grumman flown by Lt James Southerland , shot down in one of the best-documented encounters of the war.

Though Caidin doesn't mention the fact, Sakai had to share the credit with his two wingmen. The latter were actually SBDs, and none was lost, while Sakai was blinded in his right eye. Sakai therefore overclaimed by percent--two for one--and his squadron mates by better than five for one. Japanese bomber crews were credited with 15 Wildcats, all of them apparently mistaken.

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In the last pages of the book, Sakai or rather, Caidin describes in great detail how he shot down a Superfortress on the last night of the war: "In less than a minute the B disappeared beneath the water. This was Hap Arnold's infamous "thousand-plane" raid of August , and no Bs were lost to any cause that night.

In this case, we have Sakai's testimony that the story is a fiction. See Rethinking the Sakai myths , reviewed on this website. Such easily provable errors ought to have been footnoted in what purports to be a new edition, and the publisher should also have noted some of the other small inaccuracies that pepper the manuscript.

Samurai! : the autobiography of Japan's bravest fighter ace

I found it amusing to read of Sakai's frustration when as Caidin states on his behalf the Zeros succeeded in shooting down American aircraft by the tens and twenties, only to have them miraculously appear again next day: "The Allies seemed to have an inexhaustible supply of aircraft.

A week never went by without the enemy suffering losses, yet his planes came, by two and threes and by the dozens. Somehow it never occurred to either side to question their own combat claims.

In the last pages of the book, Sakai or rather, Caidin describes in great detail how he shot down a Superfortress on the last night of the war: "In less than a minute the B disappeared beneath the water. This was Hap Arnold's infamous "thousand-plane" raid of August , and no Bs were lost to any cause that night. In this case, we have Sakai's testimony that the story is a fiction.

SAMURAI. by Saburo & Martin Caidin. Sakai | book download sites

See Rethinking the Sakai myths , reviewed on this website. Such easily provable errors ought to have been footnoted in what purports to be a new edition, and the publisher should also have noted some of the other small inaccuracies that pepper the manuscript. I found it amusing to read of Sakai's frustration when as Caidin states on his behalf the Zeros succeeded in shooting down American aircraft by the tens and twenties, only to have them miraculously appear again next day: "The Allies seemed to have an inexhaustible supply of aircraft.

A week never went by without the enemy suffering losses, yet his planes came, by two and threes and by the dozens. Somehow it never occurred to either side to question their own combat claims. Of great interest is Sakai's description of his training. First, the brutality of it, which goes far to explain why Japanese military men were so bestial to their captives.

Then there was the wrong-headed emphasis on selectivity. The math was extraordinary: 1, seamen applied for a place in the Non-Commissioned Officer Class with Sakai; 70 were admitted; and 25 graduated to become pilots in the Japanese Navy Air Force. Of this number, only 10 were fighter pilots, who were joined by 6 navy officers and 10 aviation cadets graduating that year.

So in the year that Japan went to war against China and eventually much of the Western world, it added a grand total of 26 fighter pilots to its navy, whose air force was larger and more important than the army's.

Sakai is shown at left as a young pilot in China. He was the only member of his class to survive the war. How vastly different, and in the end more successful, was the American policy of training huge numbers of pilots, and taking them out of combat after roughly a year, so they could pass on their skills to the next generation of fighter pilots.

Finally, I must confess to a bit of irritation when I read of Sakai's merry massacres of "the enemy.

Not only that, but they were fighting against the aggressor, and a particularly cruel one at that. Sakai, by contrast, was flying and fighting on behalf of the evil unleashed by Japanese militarism in the s.

He may have been a great pilot and a masterful shooter, but his cause was vile. Also on this website: an interview with Saburo Sakai and Rethinking the Sakai myths.

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