In 1943, the United States military began to plan Operation Vengeance, targeting Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet and planner of the Pearl Harbor attack. Harvard-educated, Yamamoto was a close confidant of Emperor Hirohito and a brilliant tactician who epitomized Japanese military might. Chronicling one of the most tactically difficult operations of the war, the author of The Flight and Chasing the Demon re-creates the moment-by-moment drama that the American pilots experienced as they hunted one man in the vast expanses of Asia and the Pacific.
Operation Vengeance: The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II
Author: Dan Hampton.