Davis, Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto
and Avenge Pearl Harbor (New York: St Martin's Press, 2005), pp.
Thus Admiral Yamamoto
might have done well to issue his own calculated-risk directive.
was not with the Japanese task force.
The outline of Beekman's tale is familiar: the emerging concordance between Churchill and Roosevelt in opposition to the Axis; the protracted effort to keep the Soviet Union afloat; the developing Pacific strategy of Admiral Yamamoto
Isoroku, later pursued by Prime Minister Tojo Hideki; Roosevelt's vigorous response to Japanese expansionism; and finally Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
Not only established practitioners but housewives and foot soldiers as well as the Emperor and Admiral Yamamoto
recorded their experiences in this genre.
Early in 1973, at an ICA seminar on "Interconnect", one delegate, after listening to Bell and General Tel "rebitted", lettered a neatly printed sign which had on it nothing but that famous statement made by Admiral Yamamoto
, Commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy, on December 7, 1941 immediately after Pearl Harbor" (immortalized so dramatically in "Tora
Miss Virginia was the name of the P-38 Lighting that shot down Japanese Admiral Yamamoto
Zimm says that the fundamental goal of the master proponent and architect of the raid, Admiral Yamamoto
, was destruction of the U.
He had been chosen by Admiral Yamamoto
himself to head the attack on Pearl Harbor and he took pride in the devastation he caused there.
Prior to the battle, the Kido Butai had been instructed by Admiral Yamamoto
to keep half of its aircraft ready for an antiship strike in case an American fleet was present in the area.
After Admiral Yamamoto
had successfully completed his attack on Pearl Harbor 60 years ago, instead of celebrating his victory, he somberly told his staff, ``I fear that we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.
The success of the Japanese strike at Pearl Harbor began with strategic and organizational innovations mandated for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) by Admiral Yamamoto
, commander in chief of the Combined Fleet, during the first four months of 1941.
Earl Tom Sizemore President Roosevelt Jon Voight Admiral Kimmel Colm Feore Admiral Yamamoto
Mako Jimmy Doolittle Alec Baldwin Billy William Lee Scott Gooz Michael Shannon General Marshall Scott Wilson Captain of the West Virginia Peter Firth Betty James King Barbara Catherine Kellner Sandra Jennifer Garner Captain Thurman Dan Aykroyd Danny's Father William Fichtner
23) Added to this, the effective assassination of Admiral Yamamoto
in April 1943 further increased the gloom within the IJN.