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Japanese Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Saburo Sakai in the cockpit of his A5M fighter, Hankou, Hubei Province, China, 1939Japanese Navy Petty Officer Saburo Sakai in flight gear, probably in China, 1939
Japanese Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Saburo Sakai in the cockpit of his A5M fighter, Hankou, Hubei Province, China, 1939Japanese Navy Petty Officer Saburo Sakai in flight gear, probably in China, 1939
Saburo Sakai at Hankou, Hubei Province, China, 1939Saburo Sakai, date unknown
Saburo Sakai at Hankou, Hubei Province, China, 1939Saburo Sakai, date unknown
Saburo Sakai, date unknown; note G3M bomber in backgroundEnlisted pilots of the Japanese Navy Tainan Air Group, Lae, New Guinea, Jun 1942
Saburo Sakai, date unknown; note G3M bomber in backgroundEnlisted pilots of the Japanese Navy Tainan Air Group, Lae, New Guinea, Jun 1942
Portrait of Saburo Sakai cropped from a Japanese Navy Tainan Air Group group portrait, Lae, New Guinea, Jun 1942; note autographSaburo Sakai being helped out of his aircraft after he made a 4+ hour flight to base with a serious injuries, Rabaul, New Britain, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942
Portrait of Saburo Sakai cropped from a Japanese Navy Tainan Air Group group portrait, Lae, New Guinea, Jun 1942; note autographSaburo Sakai being helped out of his aircraft after he made a 4+ hour flight to base with a serious injuries, Rabaul, New Britain, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942
American former B-29 bomber crewman Raymond
American former B-29 bomber crewman Raymond 'Hap' Halloran with Japanese aces Isamu Kashiide and Saburo Sakai at the US Embassy, Tokyo, Japan, Sep 1985; note writing 'Time Heals Everything - almost'
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"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937