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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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.