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the 0751 bombing of WHEELER FIELD by Japan was the first aerial strike of the day

August 13 2017 at 9:50 AM
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Led by Lt. Akira Sakamoto (pilot) in EII-201, the ZUIKAKU D3As started on the east end of the tarmac where the bulk of the 18th PG P-40s were parked...with the smoke headed west this saved most of the 15th Pursuit Group's P-36s...most of these got in the air in the second attack on Oahu.

See 'Defense of the Fleet', FLIGHT JOURNAL, Dec 2016:

On 26th October 1942, Battle of Santa Cruz, Akira Sakamoto crashed his Val next to the deck of USS HORNET with the bomb and himself.

This message has been edited by David_Aiken from IP address on Aug 13, 2017 9:51 AM

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  • Great read thanks! Nt.. - DarrenH on Aug 13, 2017, 7:29 PM
  • Kaneohe? - Chuck Nimsk on Aug 15, 2017, 5:02 AM
    • National Geographic, Dec 1991 - David_Aiken on Aug 16, 2017, 9:42 AM

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