View Full Version : A Saburo Sakai's testimony

09-22-2009, 08:32 PM

I just upload one of the contents of one of two Japanese DVD's - a navy and army service one respectly - I buy recently, wich is a testimony from Saburo Sakai taked in 1975:


for those who don't know it, hope that enjoy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

also, more material is coming soon, thanks!

09-22-2009, 08:43 PM
Thanks for that, it was interesting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-22-2009, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by Freiwillige:
Thanks for that, it was interesting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

oh, thanks, I'm glad you find it interesting.

unfortenetely is very short, but the banked loop called twist he shows seems to be very good for use in the early war period, gonna try put it in pratic.

09-22-2009, 10:08 PM
Looks like a barrel roll to me.

09-23-2009, 09:18 AM
Nice video, thanks for sharing. Much appreciated! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

09-23-2009, 02:04 PM
Thanks! It's been on YouTube for a while but previously untranslated. Very frustrating!

I wish I still had that interview from when he met up with his former adversaries in some event not too long before his death (he seemed far more humble and forgiving than the old Yanks). Anyway, in that interview he gave a somewhat different account, a funny and moving one, of that time when he was injured and unconscious then. If I recall his account correctly, his mother was really stern and frightful when he grew up, and as he sat there unconscious in a deadly uncontrolled dive he heard the angry and mean voice of his belated mother in his head, going 'Sssaburooo! Saburooo!' He didn't dare but wake up. And so he survived.

09-23-2009, 03:03 PM
That's a top find, thank you so much for sharing. I've never seen an interview with him before. Really brings home seeing his flying helmet and scarf just what an incredible feat his flight home from Guadalcanal to Rabaul was.

09-25-2009, 12:28 PM
thanks that was a treat!

i read the book for a report a long time ago in jr high, and finally got a copy

its either samurai or winged samurai, flipping awesome book too.

09-25-2009, 04:11 PM
I highly recommend his book, even if Martin Caiden did edit it a bit contrary to what he wanted.

09-28-2009, 12:47 PM
Thanks +1 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

09-28-2009, 01:34 PM
Yeah interesting indeed,thanks.

10-07-2009, 11:20 AM
Just watched it. Really interesting! And to think he saved the helmet, goggles and scarf too! NICE!