The Last Zero Fighter: Firsthand Accounts from WWII Japanese Naval Pilots

The Last Zero Fighter: Firsthand Accounts from WWII Japanese Naval Pilots

by Dan King


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468178807
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/11/2012
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 585,551
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dan King earned his bachelors' degree in Japanese in 1986 before moving to Japan for 10 years. He was later awarded the Japanese Ministry of Education's top level of language certification for non-native speakers. He has worked as a tech/language adviser on several movies and dozens of documentaries about the Pacific War.

As of September 2014, King has interviewed 100 WWII Japanese Army and Navy veterans, and met well over 250 of them in the past 30 years. He worked as a historical / technical / language / researcher adviser on several movies and documentaries: Windtalkers, Last Samurai, Flags of Our Fathers, Only the Brave, HBO's The Pacific, Wake Island Alamo of the Pacific, and others. He traveled to many of the WWII battle sites in search of firsthand knowledge of what the veterans experienced at: Iwo Jima, Chichi Jima, Saipan, Guam, Rabaul, Singapore, Tinian, Peleliu, Midway, Wake Island, Peleliu, Ponape, Yap, Guadalcanal, Rabaul, Truk Lagoon, Okinawa, Nanking China, and many others.

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