So, you ask, just who were these guys who ran rampant in the Pacific for the better part of a year? Well, here they are: the men who made Nihon Kaigun the most feared naval force in the Pacific, for a time anyway. For the sake of ease I will use Western format names: family name last, given name first.

Kurt Blome
Aritomo Goto
Tameichi Hara
Norman Kleiss
Gunichi Mikawa
Chuichi Nagumo
Jisaburo Ozawa
Raizo Tanaka
Edmund Wooldridge
Tamon Yamaguchi
Isoroku Yamamoto






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