Friday, July 31, 2015

'Their pillows were soaked with tears': Teenage girls whose job it was to look after and wave off Kamikaze pilots describe torment of Japanese airmen waiting to die

  • Nadeshinko unit were tasked with caring for pilots and easing their fears
  • Girls, some as young as 14, also had to wave pilots off on their mission
  • Survivors have spoken of the horrific emotional toll of serving in unit
  • Said pilots always put on brave face when flying away, but when they went to remove the men's bedding their found their pillows soaked with tears 

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