This incredible memoir, published 56 years after the end of World War II, tells the story of a boy growing up in America and returning to Japan, where he later became a kamikaze pilot. Shigeo Imamura, the oldest son of Japanese immigrants, was born in 1922 in San Jose and grew up in San Francisco. At the age of ten he moved with his parents to Japan, where he quickly adapted in school and entered commercial college at eighteen. He graduated early so he could enter the naval flight training program in September 1943. Imamura advanced rapidly in the Japanese Navy, and he volunteered for and was put in charge of a kamikaze squadron of twelve planes in February 1945. A few days after his return home when Japan surrendered, the Allied Occupation Force hired him as a translator and interpreter. Soon after he become involved in English language instruction in Japan, and he later earned his BA and MA from the University of Michigan. He taught from 1963 to 1981 at Michigan State University, where he served many years as the director of the English Language Center. He spent the last years of his career in Japanese universities, and he served as president of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) in 1992-1993. He passed away in 1998 at the age of 76.
Está quente, JLRC...
Capitão Henderson? Que deu o nome à pista de Guadalcanal..
The "battleship" attacked by Capt. Fleming was actually the heavy cruiser Mikuma. Interestingly, despite the clear language in Fleming's Medal of Honor citation, which noted (correctly) his having achieved a near miss and then crashing into the sea, the common wisdom of the battle has often had Fleming striking Mikuma with his bomb, and then crashing his aircraft onto her aft turrets. The basis for this construction is primarily the very famous image of Mikuma in a pre-sinking state on the early evening of 6 June. Wreckage located on the roof of #4 turret has commonly been ascribed as that of Fleming's aircraft. However, Mikuma had suffered catastrophic damage from the detonation of her own Type 93 torpedo mounts, which were located immediately forward of the main battery turrets, on the main deck. The resulting explosions had largely destroyed the aft portion of Mikuma 's funnel, as well as her rear superstructure and mainmast. This accounts for the wreckage on her turret roof. Similarly, the particulars of Mikuma's damage, as well as the American attacks against her, were very accurately recorded by the Japanese, and these sources make no mention of a hit by an enemy aircraft. As such, it is clear that Fleming did not strike the ship. This, of course, does not detract from Fleming's gallantry in combat, nor diminish the honor of his memory, as the particulars of his Citation make clear.
Andy, desculpa-me, mas devido à minha ignorância aceitei a tua resposta que, aliás, era a que estava à espera.A bem da verdade, o Marauder acertou (e eu aprendi a lição) e por isso cabe-lhe a próxima pergunta.Obrigado, Marauder. Dá-lhes duro! (costela alentejana)