Killing Yamamoto: How America Killed the Japanese Admiral Who Masterminded the Pearl Harbor Attack
The National Interest -

Warfare History Network, Robert F. Dorr

Security, Asia

P-38 pilot Roger Ames, an American eyewitness, tells of the shooting down of Japan’s most important admiral.

When American air ace Major John Mitchell led 16 Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighters on the longest combat mission yet flown (420 miles) on April 18, 1943, Mitchell’s target was the Japanese admiral considered the architect of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Mitchell’s P-38 pilots, using secrets from broken Japanese codes, were going after...


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