living in Hawaii who was an Abwehr agent. The incredulousness of it all still gives each new announcement of the Pearl Harbor attack the unreality of a fairy tale, a young naval aviator stationed in Virginia wrote just hours after the attack. From m : The brass said that Yarnell had cheated. On the way he passed Ensign Pops Jenkins at his damage control station near the galley, but they exchanged little more than a glance. With part of the Japanese Navy committed elsewhere, Kimmel anticipated an even match in terms of capital ships. 37 However, even this low-altitude approach would not overcome the problem of torpedoes bottoming in the shallow waters of Pearl Harbor. But in War Plan Orange, a magisterial study of naval planning done in preparation for a war in the Pacific, historian Edward. But instead of destroying 14 of the 16 priority targets, they dropped killing ordnance on only three: Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Arizona. Despite these concerns, Yamamoto and Genda pressed ahead. With a clatter and a cloud of rust, the stern anchor plunged into the water and took hold. Most importantly, the Navy argued, low-level precision bombing of battleships at anchor was unrealistic since everyone knew that Asians lacked sufficient hand-eye coordination to engage in that kind of precision bombing. .
Through shock, discipline or habit, the band members finished the anthem before rushing to their battle stations. A few weeks later, in yet another letter, Yamamoto requested Admiral Takijiro Onishi, chief of staff of the Eleventh Air Fleet, study the technical feasibility of an attack against the American base. He reasoned that with Captain Francis Scanland and the executive officer ashore,. Three scenarios are possible. Most of the vessels damaged or sunk were subsequently repaired and returned to action, whereas any warships lost in the Central Pacific would have disappeared beneath thousands of feet of water. As darkness fell, Lieutenant Ruff bedded down with the crew at the theater. Although anti-aircraft fire increased steadily, most of the shells burst well below his planes.