Kamikaze: A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the Famous Suicide Squadrons - Yasuo Kuwahara, Gordon T. Allred Well written story of growing up and fighting during WW2. Surprisingly it is not completely depressive book; Kuwahara-san was able to stay human despite harsh times and still had ability to have ray of hope and dream even in the darkest times. It is story of Yasuo Kuwahara who was pressed to join the army; he went thought harsh basic training to become a pilot, when he was chosen to fighter pilot training Yasuo was nearly driven to suicide by cruel hancho. But the worst was accepting that he and his friends are fighting for the lost cause, losing his friends, losing part of himself... At the 8th August 1945 Yosua was scheduled for his suicide mission it was cancelled as at the 6th August the Americans dropped nuclear bomb on Hiroshima city.