Saburo Sakai Japanese ace at Hankou airfield in China

Saburo Sakai

Japanese ace Saburo Sakai at the airfield of the Hankow airbase in central China.

Saburo Sakai (1916 – 2000) – Japanese fighter pilot, junior lieutenant of the Japanese Navy. The fourth pilot in the number of victories is the Japanese ace (64 downed aircraft).

 

Sources of information about the photo:
1. www.warbirdforum.com
2. G. Neel “Uniforms and equipment of the Japanese naval aviation. 1937-1945»

 

 

Location: China
Date: September 1939

In : 1939

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