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Attack Squadron! (1963)

Taiheiyo no tsubasa (original title)
Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain momentum in the war is for the air ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Colonel Senda
Yûzô Kayama ... Captain Shiro Taki
... Admiral
Yôsuke Natsuki ... Captain Nobuo Ataka
Makoto Satô ... Teppei Yano
Yuriko Hoshi
Ryô Ikebe
Kiyoshi Atsumi
Kô Nishimura
Susumu Fujita ... Yamato Commander Ito
Jun Tazaki ... Commander
... Senda's Aide
Yoshifumi Tajima ... Sailor
Yoshio Kosugi ... Destroyer Captain
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Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain momentum in the war is for the air force to gather its most brilliant pilots into an elite squadron and use the unit to pinpoint attacks on the Americans. Disrespected by the kamikaze pilots who think the "non-suicidal" pilots are afraid, the unit redeems itself by stunning victories. But success leads the military leaders to expect too much of the unit, and new orders portend disaster. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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3 January 1963 (Japan)  »

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Edited into Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968) See more »

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