[Ads-l] Antedating of "Kamikaze"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 6 02:05:48 UTC 2015

kamikaze (OED 1945)

1944 _Nippon Times_ 31 Oct. 1/8 (Japan Times Archive)  The special Kamikaze Attack Corps attacked an enemy task force ... Units of the special Kamikaze Attack Corps, by crashing themselves against a group of American warships in Leyte Gulf, damaged one battleship, one crusier and one large transport at about 6 p.m. on Friday.

Fred Shapiro

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