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hi all I have never seen this award being worn found a photo of captain teruhiko kobayashi, fighter pilot, awarded in may 1945 also an earlier photo of him and his crew chief with his tony aircraft

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thanks for the link nick I forgot to look first, as a note I found some detailed research by a group of Japanese aviation researchers who note that of the 89 known recipients of the award almost all were aviators on operations against the b29 bombers and only 5 1st class awards were given to pilots, the first were awarded to Cpl itagaki and sgt nakano of the 244 sentai air ramming unit in December 1944 for each bringing down a b29 by ramming both survived but it doesn't say what class

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I found some detailed research by a group of Japanese aviation researchers who note that of the 89 known recipients of the award almost all were aviators on operations against the b29 bombers

I am afraid they are wrong about these estimates

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/55272-bukoushou-badge-post-war-veteran-replica-vs-original-piece/page-3

Posts #42-50 ;)

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