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Re: 1st Air Fleet Photo in U.S. Archives

Post by fontessa » 20 Nov 2023 18:52

nahaufklarer wrote:
19 Nov 2023 21:57
WIth respect to the motion picture frame at the top of this thread, it is my understanding that, from what I recall in Prange's collection of interviews, the Japanese carriers started to lift the first-wave strike to the flight decks on the day prior to the 7Dec41 strike, i.e, 6Dec41, Hawaii time.
Thanks for the comments. Your point is valid. Since the first-wave of attack planes had taken off at 6:00 a.m. Hawaii time, they had to be lined up on the flight deck with their bombs and torpedoes slung the day before… When I looked into it, I found that the reminiscences of the general commander CDR Fuchida, says so. The second-wave attack force probably had bombs and torpedoes hanging in the hangar.


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