by Carroll V. Glines, Attack On Yamamoto Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Attack On Yamamoto book, An in-depth account of Major John W. Mitchell's key World War II mission, to shoot down Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor
by Edwin Palmer Hoyt, Yamamoto Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Yamamoto book, Yamamoto is an exhaustively researched and compelling biography of the Japanese Naval genius and war hero Isoroku Yamamoto, the Architect of the Pacific War. Drawing on a wealth of untapped Japanese sources, historian Edwin P. Hoyt demonstrates both his flair for dramatic battle accounts and his penetrating eye for personal and political motivation. He offers a thorough and engaging portrait of Admiral Yamamoto and, from that vantage point, provides a revealing new view of the events of World War II. Yamamoto details his life from his youth in Nagaoka and his early military successes, to the dynamic leader's orchestration of the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, his subsequent naval victories, and his eventual assassination by American fighter planes in the Solomon Islands at the order of President Roosevelt himself.
by Si Sheppard, We Killed Yamamoto Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download We Killed Yamamoto book, He masterminded the most devastating surprise attack against the United States in its history. He was a marked man in the war that followed. A key intelligence breakthrough enabled the military to pinpoint his location. An elite team was assembled and charged not with his capture and subsequent trial but with his execution. Osama bin Laden? No – this was Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet during World War II. This new title analyses the origins, implementation, and outcomes of Operation Vengeance, the long-range fighter interception of Admiral Yamamoto's transport aircraft that sent him to his death on 18th April, 1943. Author Si Sheppard examines every angle of the operation in detail, including the role of intelligence work in pinpointing the time and location of Yamamoto's flight, the chain of command at the highest level of the US political and military establishment who ordered the attack, and the technical limitations that had to be overcome in planning and conducting the raid. It also provides a close study of the aerial combat involved in completing the mission, offering a holistic exploration of the operation which avenged Pearl Harbor.
by Mark Stille, Yamamoto Isoroku Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Yamamoto Isoroku book, Yamamoto Isoroku is the most well-known of Japan's military leaders and his name will be forever linked to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Because the attack was such an apparent success, he has gone down as one of the most brilliant naval figures in history. The truth is rather different as explained in this new book on Yamamoto which examines the reality and myth of one of the most important command figures of the Second World War. The easiest myth to explode is the success of Yamamoto's Pearl Harbor attack which he personally advocated for and went to great extremes to execute. In spite of his insight regarding the outcome of a war between the United States and Japan, Yamamoto's attack was not only a political disaster since it removed any possibility of a negotiated peace, but it had little military impact, and was in fact, unnecessary to guarantee Japan's early war conquests. Yamamoto's record later in the war is no better, as is examined extensively. As he had at Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto bullied the Naval General Staff into a series of badly conceived operations which lead the Imperial Navy to disaster. At the battle of Coral Sea, the Japanese squandered their numerical advantage and jeopardized Yamamoto's cherished Midway operation. Midway was Yamamoto's battle from its inception and planning through to its execution. His faulty planning and poor execution resulted in a seminal defeat which stopped Japanese expansion in the Pacific. Even after Midway, Yamamoto's reputation remained high. In the next campaign, the struggle for Guadalcanal, he failed to recognize that this was the decisive battle with the U.S. Navy that he had been seeking. His control of the battle was timid and weak, and thus the Japanese were never able to focus their still superior forces to achieve final victory. This new look at Yamamoto carefully examines the myth of Yamamoto and his impact on the War in the Pacific.
by Donald A. Davis, Lightning Strike Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lightning Strike book, This is the story of the fighter mission that changed World War II. It is the true story of the man behind Pearl Harbor---Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto---and the courageous young American fliers who flew the million-to-one suicide mission that shot him down. Yamamoto was a cigar-smoking, poker-playing, English-speaking, Harvard-educated expert on America, and that intimate knowledge served him well as architect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the next sixteen months, this military genius, beloved by the Japanese people, lived up to his prediction that he would run wild in the Pacific Ocean. He was unable, however, to deal the fatal blow needed to knock America out of the war, and the shaken United States began its march to victory on the bloody island of Guadalcanal. Donald A. Davis meticulously tracks Yamamoto's eventual rendezvous with death. After American code-breakers learned that the admiral would be vulnerable for a few hours, a desperate attempt was launched to bring him down. What was essentially a suicide mission fell to a handful of colorful and expendable U.S. Army pilots from Guadalcanal's battered "Cactus Air Force": - Mississippian John Mitchell, after flunking the West Point entrance exam, entered the army as a buck private. Though not a "natural" as an aviator, he eventually became the highest-scoring army ace on Guadalcanal and the leader of the Yamamoto attack. - Rex Barber grew up in the Oregon countryside and was the oldest surviving son in a tightly knit churchgoing family. A few weeks shy of his college graduation in 1940, the quiet Barber enlisted in the U.S. Army. - "I'm going to be President of the United States," Tom Lanphier once told a friend. Lanphier was the son of a legendary fighter squadron commander and a dazzling storyteller. He viewed his chance at hero status as the start of a promising political career. - December 7, 1941, found Besby Holmes on a Pearl Harbor airstrip, firing his .45 handgun at Japanese fighters. He couldn't get airborne in time to make a serious difference, but his chance would come. - Tall and darkly handsome, Ray Hine used the call sign "Heathcliffe" because he resembled the brooding hero of Wuthering Heights. He was transferred to Guadalcanal just in time to participate in the Yamamoto mission---a mission from which he would never return. Davis paints unforgettable personal portraits of men in combat and unravels a military mystery that has been covered up at the highest levels of government since the end of the war.
by Carroll V. Glines, Attack On Yamamoto Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Attack On Yamamoto book, With the victory at Guadalcanal, American troops finally regained a foothold in the South Pacific. Then the sudden opportunity for another major triumph arose. Admiral Yamamoto, the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor, decided to visit his front-line troops, leaving himself briefly vulnerable.
by Edgar Wollstone, Operation Vengeance Killing Admiral Yamamoto Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Operation Vengeance Killing Admiral Yamamoto book, OPERATION VENGEANCE - KILLING ADMIRAL YAMAMOTO The humiliating attack on Pearl Harbor had left a sour taste in the mouths of Americans. It had to be avenged. A direct attack on the mastermind behind the dastardly attack would be the sweetest revenge. A plan was chalked up and they gave it a befitting moniker-Operation Vengeance. A story of revenge unfolds in mid-air over the skies of Bougainville when the United States of America showed the chutzpah to take on the highest-ranking Japanese official-Isoroku Yamamoto. Operation Vengeance was an aerial ambush like none other. On the early hours of April 18, 1943, the skies above the Solomon Islands began to split apart with the thunderous roars of fighters and the mighty P-38 Lightning squads. The Japanese fighters are caught unawares; they ripped through the azure clouds, cleaving the stillness of ephemeral tranquility, attempting to dodge the deadly shots being fired from the enemy P-38 and defend their Commander. Two Bettys were covered by three fighter escorts, but which one had the Admiral? The P-38 Lightning pilots had no clue. The wind speed, the weather conditions, the enemy pilots' efficacy, all these factors had to work in a magical unison for the mission to work. The capricious weather and the Pacific winds were the least reliable and they could only count on their luck. But their target had one quality they could rely on, Yamamoto's fanatical punctuality. Operation Vengeance is a story of revenge, pride, valor, patriotism, and incredible chutzpah. When the enemy breaks all rules and attempts to stab from the back, there is no time to hem and haw; the enemy needs to get a taste of its own medicine.
by John Grehan, Battle Of Midway Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Battle Of Midway book, Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands on 7 December 1941, had severely damaged the United States Pacific Fleet but had not destroyed it, for the fleet’s aircraft carrier force had been at sea when the Japanese struck. This meant that, despite the overwhelming success of Japanese military forces across the Pacific, US carrier-based aircraft could still attack Japanese targets. After the Battle of the Coral Sea in early May 1942, in which both sides had lost one carrier, the commander of the Japanese Combined Fleet, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, calculated that the US had only two serviceable carriers left. If those remaining carriers could be lured into a battle with the Combined Fleet and destroyed, nothing could stop the Japanese achieving complete control of the South Pacific. It would take the United States many months, even with its massive industrial muscle, to rebuild its carried fleet if it was destroyed, by which time Japan would be able to secure the raw materials needed to keep its war machine functioning and to build all the bases it required across the Pacific, which would enable its aircraft to dominate the entire region. Aware of the sensitivity of the Americans towards Hawaii after the Battle of Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto believed that if he attacked there again, the US commander, Admiral Nimitz would be certain to commit all his strength to its defence. Yamamoto selected the furthest point of the Hawaiian Islands, the Naval Air Station on the Midway Atoll, for his attack, which was beyond the range of most US land-based aircraft. Yamamoto launched his attack on 4 June 1942. But the US had intercepted and deciphered Japanese signals and Nimitz, with three not two aircraft carriers, knew exactly Yamamoto’s plans. Yamamoto had hoped to draw the US carriers into his trap but instead he sailed into an ambush. The four-day battle resulted in the loss of all four Japanese aircraft carriers, the US losing only one. The Japanese were never able to recover from these losses, and it was the Americans who were able to take control of the Pacific. The Battle of Midway, unquestionably, marked the turning point in the war against Japan.