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Saburo Sakai
Nishiyoka, Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
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Author Biography: Author Bio:Saburo Sakai was born August 26, 1916 in the farming village of Nishiyoka in Saga prefecture on Kyushu island in Japan. He enlisted in the Japanese Navy on May 31, 1933 at the age of 16. He graduated from basic training and was assigned to the battleship Kirishima as a turret gunner. In 1936 he began flight training, graduated & flew in combat from 1938 until his last mission on August 17, 1945. Saburo Sakai died September 22, 2000. Qualifications earned: highest ranking Japanese fighter ace to survive WWII.

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