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Title: Attack on Yamamoto.
Description: Orion, New York, 1990, book club edition.. 240 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here is the dramatic story of the American mission to shoot Japan's greatest admiral out of the sky..America's code breakers intercepted a secret Japanese message: Adm. Isoro ku Yamamoto - Commander in Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, the man who had masterminded the attack on Pearl Harbor - would by flying to a Japanese base on Bougainville. In response, Maj. John W. Mitchell led a squadron of P-38 Lightnin g f i g h t ers on the longest fighter intercept mission in history, one that became a classic in the annals of the U.S. Air Force. On April 18, 1943, against overwhelming odds, Yamamoto's plane was shot down. A daring, powerful enemy leader, rev er e d by h is p eople, had been eliminated. It was a terrible blow to Japanese morale and an extraordinary boost for Americans fighting in the Pacific. After the mission, a controversy arose: Which pilot actually shot down Yamamoto's plane? It is a c ont rov ers y t hat has never been fully resolved, and in (this book, the author) turns his formidable research skills on it, providing readers with an extraordinary, true tale of adventure and detection." Two tiny corner bumps, light wea r/wr ink lin g at bot tom of s pine, light soiling at bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has small chips or tears along with wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few edges tears with creases, minor rubbing and soiling, color offs et o n in side of sp ine. Ver y Good-/Good.

Keywords: Admiral Yamamoto, Japanese Navy, Codebreakers, Halsey, Rex Barber, Thomas Lanphier, James Doolittle, Raymond Hine, Julius Jacobson, Besby Holmes, John Mitchell, Marc Mitscher, William Morrison, Chester Nimitz, Yanagiya Kenji, Victory Credit Review B

Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23797

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