Taiheiyō no kiseki: Fokkusu to yobareta otoko

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Taiheiyō no kiseki: Fokkusu to yobareta otoko movie poster.

Movie (2011)
Japanese title : 太平洋の奇跡 –フォックスと呼ばれた男
French title : 1945 End of War
English title : Oba: The Last Samurai (aka : Battle of the Pacific)
German title : Codename: Fox - Die letzte Schlacht im Pazifik

Starring:
Yutaka Takenouchi (Captain Sakae Oba)
Sean McGowan (Captain Lewis)
Mao Inoue (Chieko Aono)
Takayuki Yamada (Toshio Kitani)

June 1944, Saipan : the Americans troops are landing and a fierce battle is starting, lasting several weeks. At mid July, fightings seems over but an handful of Japanese soldiers under the command of Captain Oba still resist ... until 1st December 1945.

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden

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Douglas SBD Dauntless

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

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Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

Regular flights are done over the Mount Tapochau to identify where the last Japanese populations and soldiers are hidden. Four times, we can see such flying scenes.

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

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