Hotaru no haka

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Hotaru no haka movie poster.

Movie (1988)
Japanese title : 火垂るの墓
French title : Le tombeau des lucioles
Also known as: Grave of the Fireflies (international title)

Adam Gibbs (Seita)
Emily Neves (Setsuko)
Shelley Calene-Black (Mother)
Marcy Bannor (Aunt)

Two siblings struggle to survive the firebombing of Kobe, Japan.

Note: This is an animated film. The aircraft shown in it are therefore not actual aircraft, however, where a reasonable depiction of an actual aircraft has been created, it has been identified as best as possible.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

From left to right: Z-41 (nicknamed "The Baroness", s/n: 42-24675), Z-42 ("Supine Sue" 42-24653), Z-44 (42-65218), Z-47 ("Adam's Eve" 42-24600), Z-50 ("Fancy Detail" 42-24696) and Z-51 ("Tail Wind" 42-24761) of the 500th Bombardment Squadron, 73rd Bombardment Wing, 20th Air Force.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress of the USAAF.
The air raid sequence concludes with an overhead shot of an unmarked B-29 (possibly the Pacific Queen or the Supine Sue) flying above the damaged city.

Yokosuka K5Y

Intermediate trainer of the Imperial Japanese Navy built at more 5 500 airframes.

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Unidentified Aircraft

This lonely aircraft is identify as a kamikaze by Seita.

TdL 002 Kamikaze.jpg

North American P-51D Mustang


Grumman F6F Hellcat

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