Japanese Air Force Pilot Training - 2 Allied Reports

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Japanese Air Force Pilot Training - 2 Allied Reports

Post by Richard Stone » 18 Oct 2023 11:01

The two attached articles discuss the training given to Japanese pilots of their Navy and Army Air Forces.

The first article is a short British report about air combat that appears to have been prepared in the late 1944 time period as a public press release. The report is based on Allied pilot comments, but it does not distinguish between the Japanese Army and Navy pilots in its conclusions. It was printed in the September 1945 issue of the USA professional military reference magazine ‘Military Review’.

The second article discusses the origins, the training methods and the training establishments of Japanese Army Air Force pilots. It includes the factors that contributed to the decline of pilot skill during the late war period and was based on interviews with Japanese Army Air Force commanders in the early post war period. It was printed in the November 1945 issue of the USA professional military reference magazine ‘Military Review’.

I posted this article in the site section ‘WW2 in the Pacific & Asia'. I’ve reposted it here to aid researchers of the Japanese armed forces.

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Re: Japanese Air Force Pilot Training - 2 Allied Reports

Post by Richard Stone » 18 Oct 2023 11:03

These are the remaining pages.

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Re: Japanese Air Force Pilot Training - 2 Allied Reports

Post by Eugen Pinak » 24 Oct 2023 18:57

Richard Stone wrote:
18 Oct 2023 11:01
The two attached articles discuss the training given to Japanese pilots of their Navy and Army Air Forces.
Good articles. Thank you for reposting them here.

Article on army training is actually excellent, given its small size.

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