WW2 Era Postcard written by Japanese Student Pilot

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WW2 Era Postcard written by Japanese Student Pilot

Post by Heartfeltzero » 25 Nov 2022 07:08

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In the postcard he writes about wanting revenge and learning the “special Technique” to defeat America and Britain. One can only wonder what he means, possibly the Kamakazi. A rough translation below:

Front side: a light bomber flying over the heavy sky.

Back side : "From Mr. Shiraishi, in Nakanishi-unit under Izumo-unit of Saitama Pref. Imperial Japanese Air Academy student corps, to his friend"

"I feel deep regret on four times of outrage by American army. Was your family all right? Thank you for your help during my vacation. My section announced that I become a pilot this time. I’m training the special techniques to defeat America and Britain, and expecting the day of revenge."

The “outrage” he was speaking of was likely talking about American Air raids.
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Re: WW2 Era Postcard written by Japanese Student Pilot

Post by Akira Takizawa » 25 Nov 2022 10:02

There is no “special Technique”. There is only “Technique”. So, it does not mean Kamikaze.

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Re: WW2 Era Postcard written by Japanese Student Pilot

Post by Heartfeltzero » 25 Nov 2022 16:40

Akira Takizawa wrote:
25 Nov 2022 10:02
There is no “special Technique”. There is only “Technique”. So, it does not mean Kamikaze.

Taki
Thanks for the correction. Someone else translated it as I don’t speak or read Japanese. Other than the “special “ is the translation accurate?

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Re: WW2 Era Postcard written by Japanese Student Pilot

Post by Akira Takizawa » 26 Nov 2022 02:16

Yes, the translation is correct.

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Re: WW2 Era Postcard written by Japanese Student Pilot

Post by Heartfeltzero » 26 Nov 2022 02:37

Akira Takizawa wrote:
26 Nov 2022 02:16
Yes, the translation is correct.

Taki
Thank you!

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