Captain Yukiyoshi Wakamatsu (1911-1944) of the 85th Sentai.
Wakamatsu gained most of his 18+ victories flying Ki-44′s. He became something of a specialist against the P-51B/C in China, shooting down at least 9 prior to his death on 18 December 1944.
Oct. 4, 1944. Five P-51b were claimed for one JAAF fighter damaged. Wakamatsu who led the diving attack from out of the rising sun claimed two kills, setting a P-51 on fire in his first pass. 76th FS P51’s
Depart and climb to intercept US aircraft. Engage enemy fighters and survive to land.