Attack on Yamamoto Author:Carroll V Glines Here is the dramatic story of the American mission to shoot Japan's greatest admiral out of the sky, told by the award-winning author of The Doolittle Raid. — America's code breakers intercepted a secred Japanese message the the man who had masterminded the attack on Pearl Harbor would be flying to a Japanese base on Bougainville. In response, a ... more »squadron of P-38 Lightning fighters embarked on the longest fighter intercept mission in history, one that became a classic in the annals of the U.S. Air Force.
On April 18, 1943, against overwhelming odds, Yamamoto's plane was shot down. The elimination of this powerful leader was a blow to Japanese morale and an extraordinary boost for Americans fighting in the Pacific.
After the mission, a controversy arose - which pilot actually shot down Yamamoto's plane? Here, the author uses his formidable research skills to provide readers with an extraordinary, true tale of adventure and detection.« less