Masijiro "Mike" Kawato, a WWII Japanese airman, who flew mainly Zeros, as seen behind, with a score of 19 kills. Mike had 17 bullet wounds in his body. He had been downed 5 times and during 5th down he had meant it to be suicide crash into American destroyer. He was steered off course from return fire which ripped one of his wings and cartwheeled him into the ocean rather than hit destroyer.Confirmed/rumored he was pilot who shot down Pappy Boyington.
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner is a five-line poem by Randall Jarrell published in 1945. It is about the death of a gunner in a Sperry ball turret on a World War II American bomber aircraft. "From my mother's sleep I fell into the State, And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze. Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life, I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters. When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose."
Mitsubishi B5M Mabel. The B5M1's performance was considered marginal and only 125 were manufactured. While they had originally been intended for aircraft carrier use, the majority were employed during the early months of World War II from land bases in Southeast Asia and in China, where they were confronted by weak or no enemy fighter opposition. These machines ended their careers as trainers, target tugs, and kamikazes.