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By Carroll V. Glines

Here's the dramatic tale of the yank project to shoot Japan's maximum admiral out of the sky, informed via the award-winning writer of the Doolittle Raid.On April 18, 1943, opposed to overwhelming odds, Yamamoto's aircraft used to be shot down. Following the project, an argument arose: Which pilot truly shot down Yamamoto's aircraft? C.V. Glines turns his ambitious learn abilities in this impressive story of event and detection. This up to date version comprises the legitimate 1993 Air strength choice in this controversy.

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As the war progressed, so did the capabilities of FRUPAC in Hawaii and OP-20-G in Washington. The navy and marine officers assigned remained anonymous and could not discuss work until many years afterward. The list includes W. J. Holmes, Joseph J. Rochefort, Alva B. Lasswell, Wesley A. their Wright, Thomas H. Dyer, Edwin T. Layton, Joseph Finnegan, and others. Each played a vital role in improving the units' capabilities. By the beginning of 1943, their expert analysis and their decryption of Japanese naval messages, assisted by the navy's worldwide communications intelligence network, gave Admiral Nimitz a nearly perfect view of where the enemy naval forces were located and what their intentions were.

He was born to the Takano family on April 4, 1884, in the village of Nagaoka in the bleak northwest of Japan's main island. The seventh and last child of a poor schoolteacher and former samurai named Sadayoshi Takano, he was not given a first name for over a month after his birth. Takano's wife, exasperated at her hus- band's apparent disinterest in the lad, nagged and insisted he give the child a name. Finally, while playing his favorite game of Takano replied, "I was fifty-six years old when he was born.

When the pilots assembled, he told them the es- squadron had been assigned, who the was highly classified. "I told them it was to be an all-volunteer mission and, as expected, everyone kept asking if they could go," Mitchell sentials of the job the target was, I and that the mission said. I listed the I told names them the had selected on a blackboard. was going to follow and the dogleg of the pilots strategy I I follow entirely out of sight of land. When we made landfall at Bougainville, we would skin off our drop tanks and a killer section of four aircraft would seek out the bomber and the six fighters.

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