Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1957. Fourth Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxiv, [plate[, 266,  pages. Illustrations (contains List of Photographs and List of Line Drawings). Footnotes. Maps. Index. Endpaper map. Ink notation inside front cover. Includes Foreword by Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, United States Navy (Ret.), Introduction, Authors' Preface; Editors' Preface; Publisher's Note. Contains: Chapter 1: Sortie from Hashirajima; Chapter 2: Evolution of Japanese Naval Strategy; Chapter 3: Debate on Future Strategy; Chapter 4: Doolittle Ends Debate; Chapter 5: Midway Operation Plan; Chapter 6: Preparations for Battle; Chapter 7: Heading for Battle; Chapter 8: Gathering Storm; Chapter 9: The Nagumo Force Fights; Chapter 10: Admiral Yamamoto's Operations; Chapter 11: Finale: Chapter 12: Analysis of the Defeat; Appendix I: U.S. and Japanese Losses in the Battle of Midway; Appendix 2. Combined Fleet Task Organization, 5 June 1942, and Index. Mitsuo Fuchida (3 December 1902 – 30 May 1976) was a Japanese captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and a bomber aviator in the Imperial Japanese Navy before and during World War II. He is perhaps best known for leading the first wave of air attacks on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Working under the overall fleet commander, Vice Admiral Ch ichi Nagumo, Fuchida was responsible for the coordination of the entire aerial attack. On 4 June 1942, Fuchida was wounded at the Battle of Midway. After Akagi was hit, a chain reaction from burning fuel and live bombs began the destruction of the ship. As Fuchida slid down a rope, an explosion threw him to the deck and broke both his ankles.
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Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute, 1955. Hardcover. 266 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Endpaper maps. Appendices. Index, usual library markings, some soiling inside boards & flyleaves, spine faded. Mitsuo Fuchida (3 December 1902 – 30 May 1976) was a Japanese captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and a bomber aviator in the Japanese navy before and during World War II. He is perhaps best known for leading the first wave of air attacks on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Working under the overall fleet commander, Vice Admiral Ch ichi Nagumo, Fuchida was responsible for the coordination of the entire aerial attack. Masatake Okumiya (July 27, 1909 – February 22, 2007) was a historian and lieutenant general in the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. In 1937, he participated in the attack on the USS Panay. Okumiya wrote extensively on Japan's role in World War II. He co-wrote Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan; the Japanese Navy's Story. He co-wrote, with Horikoshi and Caidin, an account of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, titled Zero!
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1985. Second Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. 596 pages. Co-Author's Notes. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Edwin Thomas Layton (April 7, 1903 – April 12, 1984) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. Layton is most noted for his work as an intelligence officer during WWII. Layton was in charge of all intelligence in the Pacific Ocean area. Layton was a champion of using code-breaking information in war planning operations. Layton's book describes how Kimmel and his army counterpart at Pearl Harbor, General Walter C. Short, the commanders there, were scapegoats for failures by higher-ups in Washington, D.C. The late Admiral Layton, who was the fleet intelligence officer for Admiral Nimitz through out World War II, describes the breakdown in the intelligence process prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and shares his experiences witnessing feuding among high-level naval officers in Washington that contributed to Japan's successful attack. Roger Pineau entered the Navy in 1942 and spent most of World War II at the Naval Communications Annex in Washington, where he worked in code-breaking operations. In 1947, he became an assistant to Samuel E. Morrison, a Harvard University historian and Navy rear admiral who wrote the official Navy history of World War II. John Edward Costello (1943-1995) was a British military historian, who wrote about World War I, World War II and the Cold War. He then worked as a director and scriptwriter for the BBC before writing on military history.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 9.5 inches by 7 inches. 32 pages. Illustrated front cover. Illustrations. 209 items are identified. Chronology. Cover soiled and stained. Secretary of State Daniel Webster charged Perry with seeking coaling stations, trading ports, and protection for sailors in distress. The Secretary of the Navy offered him any available ships to augment the East India Squadron, his choice of officers, and any reasonable amount of money for equipment and presents. He purchased a wade variety of gifts for officials he would meet in the Far East. These included samples of American technology, art, science, and culture intended not only to impress but to inform and educate. The nucleus of this exhibition was deposited in the Smithsonian in 1859. Most of the rest of the items in the exhibition had been loaned by friends of the Smithsonian.