In December 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the US naval base in Hawaii. Three hundred and sixty planes of Admiral Nagumo's fleet set out for Oahu island where they caught the US Pacific fleet moored in Pearl Harbor. Of the 8 battleships present, 3 were sunk, another capsized and the remainder seriously damaged. Three light cruisers, 3 destroyers and other vessels were also sunk or seriously damaged. Of the 500 US planes present only 220 were reparable. By all rights, US forces should have expected the ...

Pearl Harbor 2003, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN-13: 9780297846642

Trade paperback

Pearl Harbor 2001, Cassell, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780304358847


Pearl Harbor 1983, Prentice Hall

ISBN-13: 9780136554493

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