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!
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