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From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: US Navy[WW II] v. Kamikaze attacks Date: March 25, 2010 4:26:25 PM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Reply-To: email@example.com An interesting statistics was present on the Military Channel to the History Channel last week. In the record of Kamikaze attacks upon the US Navy, the film history indicated the US Navy lost some 242 ships to sinking, damages and permanent disablity operationally.......yet only one ship was actually sunk, a destroyer. This result came from use of over 2000 kamikaze planes lost by attacks. The ratio of ships to planes is roughly 8 planes for every ship put out of auction , lost or damaged. This is a loss, destruction ratio which however, may not indicate the significant levels of force destruction and damage to actually abilities of achiving victory or defeat. How serious these levels would prove on a more sustained basis than the period of time when Kamikazes were employed, would need be multiplied by the number of years WW II consumed. Wyatt Reader UCLA____Whitier College Calif. Community Colleges//private Instructor ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----