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Naval Aviation News - Mar 1944

Naval Aviation News - Mar 1944

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Published by: CAP History Library on May 27, 2011
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perationscovering[he
w
ideex-pa:osesofthePacificreachedanotherclimaxiotheinvasionofrheMarshalls.Navalplanesperformedaviralmission
hy
strikingfrom.the
air
at(he
hearrof
Jap
defenses,beforeand
duringinvasion.Thesephotos,
mken
aboard
.3
carrier
before
the
all-our
invasion
ofthe
M3r·
shallsbegan.showdestructionof
11
Kate;
TapNavytorpedobomber,foiledin
its
IUtcmpl
to
make
a
strike
ontheAmerican
flattop
whichhad
launchedsquadronsof
planesforattacksonKwajaLeinIsland,AccuracyofAAfirehaskept
J
a,pappeoac
hes
atadistauce
while
Navyplanesfu.l·
fill
theirbemhingmissionsontheenemy.
 
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practice
among
the
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Japanesewhosauctionell-destructionandconsider
it
morehonorablethan
bein
takeucaptiva
Ormeetillg
defear-
in
hattluutilrceutlylittlehasbeenknownofprvailingsuicidtrendsamongNazitnmps,
SHINTO
worshippersartraditionallyschooledin
til
artofself-aruciltion.buttheirNordic-\xispartner.thesell-styled
,\'lL/lermen
frown
OLl
thepractice.WhentheNazisuicidetrendbecamequitepronounced,itreceieel
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Cennaro
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been
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I'ha.t~
ill
the,S.On
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(latest
available
on
the
Axisnadons),rateswererespectively:Germany28.6per100,000population;Japan22,0,andU.S.14,$.Dming1941andthewaryear1942,,S.ratesdroppedto12.9andl2.0reapecti
ely,
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UI
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couldstill
make
II
plausihlepredictionofvictoryfortlu-
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uLllebllsisofinformationreceiveditappe.rssui-eideshavemorthan
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the
total
number
Ii
suiefdes
II,S
100percent,
4-
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are
placed
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(;0
te-g.or
of
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thur
52.4percent
are
serviceconnected.
U
SINC
the1936
Hgl~res
ns
an
iHUt'X.
altllOllgh
they
areprobablylow,thiswould
IJ1
"an
LUftwtJffe
suicides
hadincreasedtonearly60.1perLOO,OOf)
y1941,
ap-
proximatelyIlvlimsthe,',rate.Ithis
total
31.5
deaths
wereadmittedly
[remserviceconnectedcauses,certainlyastronglndication
that
moral~amongermanaviationpersonnelisnoteverythingthat-couldbedesired.
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