Kamikaze (特別 攻 撃 隊) were japanese suicide units during the worldwar ii, erected on 19 october 1944. they carried out their first official mission on 25 october and only ceased to exist during the japanese surrender on 15 august 1945.
tokubetsu kōgekitai (特別 攻 撃 隊) or lliterally: special attack unit, was the more widly used term for the japanese suicide units during the second world war. the name has been used since the attack on pearl harbor in 1941, especially when talking about units that used very dangerous attack tactics. these usually had a small chance of survival.
already at the very beginning of the war, suicide attacks were carried out by both the americans and japanese. these were individual actions and mostly happened because the pilot couldn't save his plane anymore. in addition, there were pilots who tried to ram enemy aircraft, an action that usually resulted in the death of the attacker. the japanese forces also used kesshi (決死) or willing to die tactics. these were very daring attacks, such as releasing a bomb at the shortest possible distance from the target.
nowadays the word is used in a broader context. in addition to the japanese suicide pilots, all suicide fighters and terrorists are now called kamizes. in the vernacular, people sometimes speak of a kamikaze when talking about a reckless person, even by the japanese.
1,794 40February 2019
It was super early in the morning and i was on top of a truck when the first suicide bomber denoted his vest at the entrance. the corner of my eye caught the explosion and i remember thinking that the dust cloud just about touched a helicopter that was passing by. we all just happened to be at this little base but i knew it had happened at a side entrance that i’ve been at once or twice. the majority of the base was still sleeping and there wasn’t much movement or noise but i knew the explosion was at the little side entrance. our team started to gather and face the direction of the blast. while i was saying, “ay, that was at the entrance”, and turning my head towards the blast. i felt the most powerful force i’ve ever felt in my entire life. the dump truck or what ever it was made it’s way in and blew up. after that i don’t clearly remember everything that happened right after the vbied blew up. i remember my face in the dirt and hearing someone yell “oh shit”. i remember the image of a gigantic mushroom cloud and not knowing what just happened. what i did know was that someone tried to k**l us but i’m still alive. so, i better run and get my gear because there’s a lot of people hurt or killed and most likely this isn’t over. we grabbed our gear and starting running towards the direction of the blast. at the end of the day i remember my head hurting and walking into my room. i looked down and saw bits and pieces of flesh on my boots and pants. i stank of death so i went to a shower. i stood in it for who knows how long. someone sent me the propaganda video the taliban made of the attack. someone else sent me the image that’s at the end of the video. which is what a base miles away captured with their surveillance blimp. #suicidebomber#sof#specialforces#infantry#medic#cct#combatengineer#gwottraplordz#goonsquad#rltw#oafnation#army#airforce#dol#rangercortes
When you're more than 4 matches in and your friends still won't leave you alone so you try to suicide bomb them but it ends up backfiring 🙃 *takes deep breath* @quinones02
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