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Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa, who flew his aircraft intae the USS Bunker Hill during a kamikaze mission on 11 Mey 1945

The Kamikaze (神風?, [kamikaꜜze] ( listen); "divine" or "spirit wind"), offeecially Tokubetsu Kōgekitai (特別攻撃隊 "Special Attack Unit"?), abbreviatit as Tokkō Tai (特攻隊?), an uised as a verb as Tokkō (特攻 "special attack"?), war suicide attacks bi militar aviators frae the Empire o Japan against Allied naval vessels in the closin stages o the Paceefic campaign o Warld War II, designed tae destroy warships mair effectively than wis possible wi conventional attacks. During Warld War II, aboot 3,860 kamikaze pilots war killed, an aboot 19% o kamikaze attacks managed tae hit a ship.[1]

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