Japanese Kamikaze Pilots Raid US Fleet - Towards the end of the war the US fleet had Mainland Japan in it's sights. In a last desperate attempt to inflict as much damage to the US Naval Fleet as possible, pilots would crash their aircraft into Naval Vessels. When successful, the damage caused was catastrophic. Aircraft Carriers were the main targets. The Japanese believed death was a price worth paying if it meant detroying such a high value target. Three Aircraft Carriers were hit: USS St. Lo, USS Ommaney and USS Bismarck. The planes themselves were essentially turned into bombs with wings, or the German V2. The nose of the plane was packed with over 2000 lbs of explosive and exploded on impact. Film ID: 1159.01 Check out the WarArchives on YouTube. www.youtube.com/wararchives Subscribe to British Pathe: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Follow us on Twitter: @britishpathe.com Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe All 90,000 British Pathe reels can be viewed on: http://www.britishpathe.com
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