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New York: Bantam Books [Bantam Air & Space Series], 1991. First Bantam Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. xix, , 374,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Tabular Information. Slight wear to cover. Masatake Okumiya (July 27, 1909 – February 22, 2007) was a historian and lieutenant general in the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. Okumiya graduated from the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy in 1930. He was commissioned an ensign in April 1932, received his wings in November 1933 as a naval aviator, and was promoted to sub-lieutenant in the same month. In 1937, he participated in the attack on the USS Panay. Promoted to lieutenant-commander in October 1941, Okumiya served throughout World War II, including on the aircraft carrier Ry j and with the 2nd Air Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy. During 1942–1943, he served as chief of staff of the 26th Naval Air Squadron, and was appointed to a staff post in August 1944. He was promoted to his final rank of commander in November 1944. At the end of the war, Okumiya was interrogated by Allied intelligence officers, after which he was demobilized.
Canoga Park, CA: Major Books, 1976. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 317 pages. Illustrations. Maps. DJ soiled, stained, and foxed, front DJ flap price clipped. Author Zenji Orita was a leading Japanese submarine captain who’s exploits in World War II ranged over the entire Pacific. In 1944, Orita was at Ulithi Atoll when he launched the first “human torpedoes” called Kaiten’s.
Canoga Park, CA: Major Books, 1976. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Mass market paperback. 333 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page discoloration. Author Zenji Orita was a leading Japanese submarine captain who’s exploits in World War II ranged over the entire Pacific. In 1944, Orita was at Ulithi Atoll when he launched the first “human torpedoes” called Kaiten’s. Joseph D. Harrington was an author and retired Navy chief journalist. Among his several World War II books were: "Katein," "Rendezvous at Midway," "I-Boat Captain," and a posthumously published book," Yankee Samurai,"concerning the secret role of Nisei in America's Pacific victory.