How many Japanese Kamikaze pilots were there in World War II?

There were about 4,000 Japanese Kamikaze pilots in World War II.

Not all piloted planes—some were the drivers inside “smart bombs,” torpedoes, and small, explosive-filled boats.

Others volunteered to wear bombs on their bodies and throw themselves under the wheels of tanks.

Despite their best intentions, some kamikazes did survive.

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