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Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story (Bluejacket Books)

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This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955 and was added to the Classics of Naval Literature series in 1992. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned that tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat.

Mitsuo Fuchida, who led the first air strike on Pearl Harbor, commanded the Akagi carrier air group and later made a study of the battle at the Japanese Naval War College. Masatake Okumiya, one of Japan's first dive-bomber pilots, was aboard the light carrier Ryujo and later served as a staff officer in a carrier division. Armed with knowledge of top-secret documents destroyed by the Japanese and access to private papers, they show the operation to be ill-conceived and poorly planned and executed, and fault their flag officers for lacking initiative, leadership, and clear thinking. With an introduction by an author known for his study of the battle from the American perspective, the work continues to make a significant contribution to World War II literature.

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Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the battle provide an unsparing analysis of what caused their staggering defeat.

About the Author

Mitsuo Fuchida became a Lutheran bishop after the war and continued writing until his death in 1974. Masatake Okumiya became a member of Japan's air self-defense force after the war and was active as a historian until his death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557504289
Author:
Fuchida, Mitsuo
Author:
Okumiya, Masatake
Publisher:
US Naval Institute Press
Location:
Annapolis, Md.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Midway, Battle of, 194
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Series:
Bluejacket books
Series Volume:
00-493
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6 x 9 in

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