This is the second book I got last night and I'm particularly happy with it.
Title: KAIGUN SENTO DAI 812 HIKOTAI - Nihon Kaigun Yakan Sentoki-tai "Fuyo Butai" Ibun (The Legend of I.J.N Night Fighter SQ "Sen-To812 with photo & illustrated [sic])
Author: Yoshino Yasutaka
Publisher: Dai Nippon Kaiga, November 2012
244 pages!!!, 118 b/w photos 20 colour, 22 colour profiles by Nishikawa Yoshinobu and four pages of splendid illustrations by Sato Shigeo & Kunihiko.
PERFECT coverage of the unit mostly equipped with Yokosuka D4Y2-S "Suisei" Night Fighters but also Nakajima J1N "Gekko". Plenty of maps explaining the various combat missions of the unit and pilot biographies. In short everything you want to know about the unit. The colour detailed illustrations of the "Suisei" by Sato-sama are particularly interesting since they show the cockpit of the a/c but also the various bombs used. Although it's all in Japanese this publication, for which Yoshino-san and DNK should be complimented for all the effort they put, is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to all Japanese Aviation History fans. DO NOT MISS IT!
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