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The First Kamikaze Unit; Source: Wikimedia Commons

Credit: Source: Wikimedia Commons
This image is originally part of the article The Legend of the Kamikaze: Suicide Bombers in World War 2

This is a screen shot from a Japanese propaganda film.  The photograph shows the men of the first actual Kamikaze unit to make an attack on a US ship. The men are being offerred a ceremonial toast of water as a farewell. Yukio Seki, the leader of the first kamikaze unit, is shown with a cup in his hands, and Vice Admiral Takijiro Onishi, who organized the first kamikaze unit, is in the middle of the photo facing the five men of the Shikishima Unit. The man offering the cup is Seki's officer, Asaiki Tamai.

Photo in the public domain - downloaded from Wikimedia Commons May 22, 2013 –

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:19441025_pilots_of_IJN_201_naval_air_corps_farewell.jpg

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