Yukio Seki

Military Person

1921 – 1944

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Who was Yukio Seki?

Yukio Seki was a Japanese naval aviator of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. As a kamikaze pilot Lieutenant Seki led one of the three fighter groups of the second official kamikaze attack in World War II. Seki's final action took place on October 25, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He led a unit of five bomb-armed Mitsubishi Zero fighters, crash-diving their planes deliberately into St. Lo, being the first kamikazes to sink an enemy ship.

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Born
1921
Japan
Education
  • Imperial Japanese Naval Academy
Died
Oct 25, 1944
Leyte Gulf

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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