The Book: "WINGS OVER SAKISHIMA" is a 9x11 inch soft-back book having 158 pages with pictures and maps included. In chronological order, each day of the air attacks against the Japanese controlled Kamikaze airfields is detailed. Escort carriers, their Air groups, Destroyers and Destroyer escorts belonging to Task units are explained.The book list those Americans who were captured, killed and missing during these strikes. The surrender of the Sakishima Islands and the disarming of the Japanese military there at the end of the war are explained.The price of the book is $35.00 plus $4.00 shipping and handling in the US. Send check or money order for $39.00 payable to Fredio Samples to: Fred Samples,23624 139th DR. SE Snohomish, WA 98296. Send inquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fredio Samples the author of Wings over Sakishima lives with his wife Brenda near Seattle Washington. He was born in Corbin KY in 1938. He joined the US Air Force in 1961 and served on active duty for 4 years.One of these years he served at Miyako Jima, a remote island located in the the Japanese controlled Ryukyu Islands. A dream and what he discovered while serving there is what inspired him to search for the island's military history and the part it played during the battle at Okinawa.