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    Vice-Admiral Matome Ugaki, charged with the defence of the Japanese home islands, died in the same manner as thousands of young pilots he ordered to attack American ships as Kamikazi. After the surrender of Japan, he flew a torpedo bomber to Okinawa with the intention of crashing the plane into an American ship. As with so many others, he was shot down by American night fighters long before he reached his target.  He died as he promised, in the same way as the men he sent to their deaths.

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    by Tailgunner30uk on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 01:30:11 PM PST

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