Provides information on the uniforms, dress, flight gear, and personal weaponry of the Imperial Japanese Navy airmen of World War II.The pilot at left has a aquot;Papaaquot; Nambu handgun, with a rope lanyard, bolstered in his float vest. ... In some cases, the pistol was attached to a rope lanyard, with two leather keepers, which was suspended around the usera#39;s neck, and again tucked into the flight suit chest pocket. ... In September 1942, PO 1/c Minoru Honda was forced to make an emergency landing on Kolombangara Island near Rabaul, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2002|