Kiyoshi Ogawa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kiyoshi Ogawa

Japanese military pilot in World War II

Date of Birth: 23-Oct-1922

Place of Birth: Gunma Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 11-May-1945

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Kiyoshi Ogawa

  • Kiyoshi Ogawa (Japanese: ?? ? Ogawa Kiyoshi, October 23, 1922 – May 11, 1945) was a Japanese (??) of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.
  • As a kamikaze pilot, Ensign Ogawa's final action took place on May 11, 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa.
  • Piloting a bomb-laden Mitsubishi Zero fighter during Operation Kikusui No.
  • 6, Ogawa at the age of 22 flew through American anti-aircraft fire and attacked the U.S.
  • Navy aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill.
  • He dropped a 250-kilogram (550 lb) bomb, never pulled out of the dive, and crashed deliberately into the flight deck near the control tower of the American aircraft carrier.
  • The bomb penetrated Bunker Hill's flight deck and exploded, gasoline fires flamed up and several explosions took place when re-armed and re-fueled planes on deck exploded and caught fire.
  • 389 American sailors died with Ogawa and the ship was disabled for the remainder of the war.

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