Diary August 13, 1945

Saburo Sakai after lost his eye

Saburo Sakai after his long-range mission to Guadalcanal of August 7, 1942. He received shrapnel wounds and lost his eye.

Diary for Monday, August 13, 1945:

Air War

Pacific: Sub.-Lt. Saburo Sakai, one-eyed Zero ‘ace’ (64 victories), shoots down B-29 Superfortress near Tokyo (night August 13-14).

Occupied countries

Germany: French troops deployed in West Berlin.

Politics

Mongolia declares war on Japan.

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