Battle off Samar
Lt Yoshinori Yamaguchi’s Yokosuka D4Y3 (Type 33 Suisei) “Judy” in a suicide dive against USS Essex.
With their homeland in danger of invasion, the japanese high command turns to a desperate new tactic. On the 25 november 1944 a lone japanese bomber closes in on the USS Essex. Its pilot was part of a new force : the special attack corps, Kamikaze.
Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi flying his Yokosuka D4Y3 Suisei,(Judy) dive bomber into the USS Essex.
The Judy crashed into the flight deck just missing parked planes. Sixteen men died in the attack, along with Yamaguchi.
Yamaguchi flew from Malabacat Air Field located in the Philippines, and was part of the Yoshino Special Attack Corps.
Depart and climb on autopilot course to the find and engage the USS Essex 100 miles East of Luzon. Just prior to impact, drop the bomb on the ship.
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