We did not know how we could ever come back. Between and , the "kates" flying low and slow down the narrow loch launched 22 torpedoes. Taking stock The overall attack on Pearl Harbor was, at least in tactical terms, a major success for the Japanese. He and Inagaki also sprayed themselves with perfume of cherry blossoms, and both were now ready to die honorably according to the Bushido code of conduct for Japanese warriors. No one on the ground sighted the oncoming Val dive bombers until they made their final turn for the attack.
Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki: Underwater Peril at Pearl Harbor
To Martinez, the missing torpedoes provides positive evidence that this wreck, lying in three pieces tied together by cables, was the midget submarine that appears in a famous photograph of Battleship Row; the midget sub is believed to be seen firing at the battleship Oklahoma. At times there were over 30 fighters and dive bombers attacking Wheeler from every direction, a tactic used on every target complex on Oahu. Airmen at Hickam killed by strafing Japanese aircraft. There it was hauled all across America with fake tin covers as torpedoes. If, as this article claims that the M midget sub was sunk by naval gun fire by the U. I was born a man in our country and the present daring enterprise is really the peak of joy for me. Aerial photograph of the attack taken by a Japanese pilot.
Robert O. Bach, 93, retired ad executive - Philly
He called to Quartermaster Second Class R. They scheduled hostilities to commence at , 8 December Japan Time. At about the same time Williamson, D. At least two seem to have penetrated the inner harbor. All the midget submarines were lost, except for one, which ran aground on the beach.
He opened the hatch to breathe fresh air. Brown, who bagged one Japanese plane; 2nd Lt. Some believe that the photograph is evidence that the midget submarine found in , actually penetrated the harbor. Mormon and Bower prepare for familiarization flight in newly arrived Ps. Taking stock of the success however, it would be reasonable to conclude that the midget submarines did not play a major role in the attack. During , the Marines trained days including helicopter training on 25 of those days flight hours and amphibious training on 50 days.