The operation to kill Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
was initiated by U.S.
Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, later commander in chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet during the Second World War and responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbour ..
The attack and the man who led it, Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, is infamous, but many people will not know that Yamamoto visited Tyneside the year he became a captain in the Japanese Navy.
June 18,1941: Tokyo Imperial Navy Headquarters Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
was being quizzed [by Japan's military leaders] about his plan to attack America's Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
In 1943, Barber shot down Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, the mastermind behind the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
will be known forever to Americans for his role in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
* Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, who planned the Pearl Harbor attack, had lived and studied in the U.S.
While credit for the success of the Japanese attack must go to the audacity and attention to detail of its planners -- particularly its chief architect, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, Commander in Chief of Japan's Combined Fleet -- the maintenance of strict radio silence for the entire outbound voyage played a crucial role in the results it achieved.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet, identified the US battlefleet as the only force capable of obstructing Japan.
To cite but one, he says Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
was "designated to lead the attack" on Pearl Harbor; the admiral was in Japan when the surprise raid was launched.
It takes readers from the fall of the small Australian garrison on a lonely and isolated corner of New Britain in January 1942 to the successful interception of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
by USAAF P-38s on April 18, 1943.
The planning equation was complicated even further by the fact that the Naval General Staff (NGS) and Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, commander in chief of the Combined Fleet, had differing views as to the sequencing and priorities of the initial operations.
ADMIRAL ISOROKU YAMAMOTO
had perfected his plan for finishing off the US Pacific Fleet.
A scriptwriter for the 1970 film Tora, Tora, Tora placed those words in the mouth of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
. Among Holmes's other lapses into fantasy is the assertion that the United States sought war with Great Britain in 1812 because it feared invasion from Canada.
Highlights include an aircraft converted into a B-25B bomber like those used on Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle's April 1942 Tokyo Raid (the conversion was overseen by two Doolittle Raiders); a uniform tunic of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, architect of the Pearl Harbor attack; the helmet and bullet-damaged goggles of Japanese air ace Saburo Sakai; a rubber terrain map of Iwo Jima, used to prepare the US invasion of the island; and a destroyer's combat information center, still exuding the aroma of mid-20th-century electronics.