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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