By Peter C. Smith
From the assault on Pearl Harbor to the kamikaze raids within the last phases of WWII, the Aichi Val used to be a effective jap weapon that triggered huge harm to Allied ships and floor installations. utilizing respectable documents and the testimony of fellows who designed and flew it, Peter Smith tells the entire tale of the Aichi D3A1/2 Val utilizing many infrequent images and interviews with surviving staff participants. full of a wealth of fabric by no means prior to noticeable in this often-overlooked airplane.
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This was a favorite story of Toan's. Once when the priest Ungo of Matsushima was passing through the mountains at night, he was set upon by mountain bandits. Ungo said, "I am a man of this area, not a pilgrim. I have no money at all, but you can have these clothes if you like. " The bandits said, "Well, our efforts have been in vain. We don't need anything like clothes," and passed on. They had gone about two hundred yards when Ungo turned back and called to them, "I have broken the commandment against lying.
But Gorozaemon said, "No! I understand that ploy. I didn't come here to be praised. '' Choon said, "What you say is reasonable. " Gorozaemon made sure of this and returned. Tsunetomo heard this story directly from Gorozaemon. A group of eight samurai all took the same road for some merrymaking. Two of them, Komori Eijun and Otsubo Jin'emon, went into a teahouse in front of the Kannon temple at Asakusa, got into an argument with the male employees there, and were soundly beaten. " Yoshii Yoichiemon and Ezoe Jinbei both agreed to this.
When the man came running back, he yelled, "Everybody calm down I This is really over nothing at all. '' After the lamps had been relighted and everyone had calmed down, the man suddenly struck off the head of the other man involved in the argument. He then said, "My luck as a samurai having run out, I was not present at the fight. If this were seen as cowardice, I would be ordered to commit seppuku. Even if that didn't happen, I would have no excuse if it were said that I had fled to the toilet, and I would still have no recourse other than seppuku.
Aichi D3A1/2 Val (Crowood Aviation) by Peter C. Smith