Anti-aircraft gunners pour a deadly stream of fire into an already-burning Japanese Kamikaze plane plummeting toward the flight deck of the USS Sangamon, a Navy escort carrier, during action in the Ryukyu Islands near Japan, on May 1945
Tomoyuki Yamashita (November 1885 - February General in the Japanese army during World War II. On September he was taken prisoner by the Americans. At his trial in Manila, the American military court sentenced Yamashita to death. He was hanged on February
General Yamashita en route to signing the Jap surrender in the Philippines. Yamashita was justly hanged in 1946 for war crimes. It must have made the tiny little elf feel like a big boy to commit such heinous acts.