Kamikaze question

I figure the pilots wanted the carriers. Didnt anyone realize that the troop ships and cargo would be a better target? After all the carriers couldent take ground but troops could and did take ground.
So why didnt they order the pilots to hit the supply columns?
 

nbcman

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I figure the pilots wanted the carriers. Didnt anyone realize that the troop ships and cargo would be a better target? After all the carriers couldent take ground but troops could and did take ground.
So why didnt they order the pilots to hit the supply columns?
That’s exactly what the Japanese were training their kamikazes to do if Op Olympic happened. They had other suicide attack units like boats, frogmen, and manned torpedoes which also were targeting landing craft.
 
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