By Mark Stille
The Imperial jap military was once a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up service, the Hosho. during the Twenties and Thirties, it experimented with its vendors, perfecting their layout and building. therefore, by the point Japan entered international warfare II and attacked the U.S. at Pearl Harbor in 1941, it possessed a superbly potent naval aviation strength. This publication covers the layout, improvement and operation of IJN plane providers outfitted sooner than and through international conflict II. Pearl Harbor, halfway and the 1st provider vs service conflict, the conflict of the Coral Sea, are all discussed.
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She participated in the Battle of the Java Sea and the March 1, 1942 action against American and British ships. She was assigned to the Aleutians Guard Force as part of the Midway operation. On June 25, 1942, she was sunk by the American submarine Nautilus near Yokosuka, with no survivors. Yudachi: She was assigned to Destroyer Division 4 and conducted operations as other ships in this unit during the initial period of the war. By August 1942, she was committed to operations in the Solomons. She participated in 13 transport missions and five sweep missions to Guadalcanal.
She survived that operation but was sunk by a mine while under American carrier air attack near Maizuru on July 30, 1945. Hatsushimo was the last Japanese destroyer sunk in the war. Nenohi: Her first combat operation was in January 1942 in support of the invasion of the Dutch East Indies. indd 38 03/10/2012 10:28 June 1942 and remained in northern waters until July 4, 1942, when she was torpedoed by the American submarine Triton southeast of Attu. Wakaba: Her first combat operation was in January 1942 during the invasion of the Dutch East Indies.