What early WW2 battle was heavily studied by Yamamoto that led to his tactics at Pearl Harbor?

Favourited

PhilboydStudgeTiffaneeBozetteOzSurferAdaWill_JanitorSynysterGatesChuck_Tom
What early WW2 battle was heavily studied by Yamamoto that led to his tactics at Pearl Harbor?

Explained by Rooster...

He virtually used the same plan with about the same results of an earlier air sea battle.

Top Comment

I'd like to appear intelligent enough to offer a synopsis of the facts, but that would be beyond my scope. In it's stead, I found this to be a very interesting analysis: http://www.thehistoryreader.com...-pearl-harbor/

In the end, what I came away with, with a few exceptions was that this sneak attack was of his own design with very little comparative influence. Hard to square his launching this when he mutters in his post event, "I fear we have awoken a sleeping giant....."
There were a host of factors. I read an indepth book a few years back about pre-war Japan, and talk about a clash of the young and the old philosophies! A young, impetuous Japanese Army involved itself in a host of assassinations and an adherence to the Bushido code. There were many quiet coups that were happening within it's country. If I can dig out the book, I'll pass it along if you're interested. I'll warn you in advance.....it's like eating a can of condensed soup without the water, but you won't be able to put it down either.

+333 See / Add Replies

Freeranger Freeranger

Comments

I'd like to appear intelligent enough to offer a synopsis of the facts, but that would be beyond my scope. In it's stead, I found this to be a very interesting analysis: http://www.thehistoryreader.com...-pearl-harbor/

In the end, what I came away with, with a few exceptions was that this sneak attack was of his own design with very little comparative influence. Hard to square his launching this when he mutters in his post event, "I fear we have awoken a sleeping giant....."
There were a host of factors. I read an indepth book a few years back about pre-war Japan, and talk about a clash of the young and the old philosophies! A young, impetuous Japanese Army involved itself in a host of assassinations and an adherence to the Bushido code. There were many quiet coups that were happening within it's country. If I can dig out the book, I'll pass it along if you're interested. I'll warn you in advance.....it's like eating a can of condensed soup without the water, but you won't be able to put it down either.

+333 Reply

Freeranger Freeranger

In response to “I'd like to appear intelligent enough to...

After the Taranto attack, Yamamoto wrote to a fellow admiral and friend stating that he had decided to launch the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1940.

+222 Reply

Rooster Rooster OP

A wild guess....Midway?

+333 Reply

StarzAbove StarzAbove

In response to “A wild guess....Midway?

Nope.

+333 Reply

Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “Nope.

That was the only island that came to mind, other than Guam.

+333 Reply

StarzAbove StarzAbove

i don't know Rooster, you'll need to tell us.

+222 Reply

SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “http://data.amirite.net/user_images/5ade5d599da...

That explains it very well. I didn't know that ...

+222 Reply

SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “http://data.amirite.net/user_images/5ade5d599da...

After the Taranto attack, Yamamoto wrote to a fellow admiral and friend stating that he had decided to launch the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1940.
The Brits caught the Italians napping and did heavy damage.
The attack established beyond doubt the potential of aerial launched torpedoes, even in relatively shallow harbour waters. It was closely studied by other navies around the world, not least in Japan. Pearl Harbour was just over a year away.

+444 Reply

Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “After the Taranto attack, Yamamoto wrote to a...

WOW!!! That would of been a good time to have a spy inside the Japanese force.

+333 Reply

SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “After the Taranto attack, Yamamoto wrote to a...

In their wake, the 21 Swordfish left Conte di Cavour sunk and the battleships Littorio and Caio Duilio heavily damaged. The latter had been intentionally grounded to prevent its sinking. They also badly damaged a heavy cruiser. British losses were two Swordfish flown by Williamson and Lieutenant Gerald W.L.A. Bayly. While Williamson and his observer Lieutenant N.J. Scarlett were captured, Bayly and his observer, Lieutenant H.J. Slaughter were killed in action. In one night, the Royal Navy succeeded in halving the Italian battleship fleet and gained a tremendous advantage in the Mediterranean. As a result of the strike, the Italians withdrew the bulk of their fleet farther north to Naples.

+222 Reply

Rooster Rooster OP

Does it go back to Japan invading Manchuria?

+222 Reply

Flrdsgns Flrdsgns

No, not at all.

+111 Reply

Rooster Rooster OP

Please login or create an account to make a comment.

Sort comments by: Replies Date Score Loves

Find out your friends' opinions

Amirite is the premier opinion-based social network where people from all around the world discover, debate and discuss today's hottest issues. Share your perspective to the world and interact with like-minded individuals on breaking news, hot topics and controversial issues now!

With that many angles, the discussions on Amirite will open your eyes to a panoramic view of your world that you won't get anywhere else, allowing you to see the big picture and discuss it.

Every opinion matters on Amirite.

Sign up to have your opinion heard!

It only takes a second.
Connect with Facebook, Twitter or Google.

or create an account with your email...

Sign Up Already Have An Account?

Login to your Amirite account...

Login Forgot Your Details? Need An Account?

Enter your email address and we'll email you your account details.

Send Details Back To Login Form

Login using...

Login

Forgotten username or password?
We'll send you your username and a new password.

Email Address

Login

Sign up to have your opinion heard!

Show posts as Grid List

By creating an account you indicate that you have read and agree to abide by our rules.

Create My Account