Fist from the Sky
The story of Captain Takashige Egusa the Imp
From the outset of Japanese involvement in World War II Lieutenant-Commander Egusa led a force of around eighty aircraft against targets in Pearl Harbour, calmly circling his special flame red Aichi dive bomber before selecting his target. Assaults on the deadly 5-inch coastal gun batteries of Wake Island followed and flying from the dive-bomber carrier Soryu he and his force provided air support for the invasion of Ambon before concentrating on the massed US shipping in the crowded harbour of Darwin.
Egusa’s victories become legendary, his leadership inspirational, and his accuracy a byword in the fleet. Fully placed in historical context and backed by a wealth of detail from archives and family records, Fist from the Sky brings the full story of Egusa’s illustrious dive-bombing career to life.
Dimensions: 234mm x 156mm
Photos/Illus: Over 75 b&w photographs