Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Yokosuka K5Y1 "Akatonbo" - Kaigun Yobi Gakusei

An April 27, 1944 clip from the NHK collection featuring "Kaigun Yobi Gakusei" (IJNAF reserved student officers) training in Yatabe Kokutai, a branch of Kasumigaura Kokutai located near Yatabe city, Ibaraki county.
The "Kaigun Yobi Gakusei" programme started in 1941 and included volunteers from high school, universities and technical schools, training for one year and receiving the rank of Ensign upon graduation.
 
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2 comments:

David Brizzard said...

Thanks again George. Always great film clips.

Jan Kaňov said...

Amazing!