Imperial Japanese Navy

Operation K: A Second Pearl Harbor Attack

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7, 1941, the United States suffered devastating losses during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The assault launched the War in the Pacific and put the entire nation... Read More

What Is Victory Disease?

By: Mark Loproto

Looking at the actions of the Japanese military during the early phases of the War in the Pacific, it’s reasonable to believe that they may have gotten overzealous with their... Read More

What If Japan Hadn’t Attacked Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

December 7th, 1941. Just before 0800 that Sunday morning, an aerial striking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise assault on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.... Read More

Turning Point: The Battle of Midway

By: Mark Loproto

  On December 7th, 1941, an aerial force of the Imperial Japanese Navy entered American airspace and commenced one of the worst attacks ever felt on American soil. The Territory... Read More

First Japanese Prisoner of War

By: J. Owen

As you drive around Oahu, you will see the longest beach named Waimanalo.  It was at this beach that the first Japanese prisoner of war was captured by US troops... Read More

Kido Butai – Japanese Carrier-Centered Mobile Force

By: J. Owen

Kido Butai is the name of the Japanese strike force that attacked Pearl Harbor. The name Kido Butai literally means "mobile force". The naval feat of sending Kido Butai undetected... Read More

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