Fusata Iida
Historical Figure
Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 1913
Date of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Plane crash
Occupation: Fighter pilot
Military Branch: Imperial Japanese Navy
(World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
Days of Infamy
POD: March, 1941;
Relevant POD: December 7, 1941
Appearance(s): Days of Infamy
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Cause of Death: Plane crash (WWII)

Fusata Iida (12 February 1913-7 December 1941) was a Japanese fighter-pilot. During the attack on Pearl Harbor, Iida's plane was hit. He attempted to crash his wounded plane into a hangar, but failed. Nonetheless, Iida is seen as an early example of Japanese kamikaze tactics.

Fusata Iida in Days of Infamy[]

Saburo Shindo revered Fusata Iida's efforts to hurt the enemy even in the face of death on 7 December 1941.[1] Iida probably provided a model for Shindo's own death in 1943.


  1. Days of Infamy, pg. 41.