I trust that you are doing well.
Our name is the Kamikaze Shichishō Unit. Today half of the unit made crash dives against the enemy fleet in the decisive battle off Okinawa. Our sorties also will be decided in two or three days. Surprisingly, they may be on Buddha’s birthday. I am stretched out on the floor of a makeshift officers’ barracks in a school at Kanoya Base. Since there are no electric lights, we built a fire, and I am writing this with its light.