Attack on Pearl Harbor
Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions / Alan D. Zimm ; Graphics by Matt BaughmanBook - 2011
This book presents a detailed evaluation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the operational and tactical level. It examines such questions as: Was the strategy underlying the attack sound? Were there flaws in planning or execution? How did Japanese military culture influence the planning? How risky was the attack? What did the Japanese expect to achieve, balanced against what they did achieve? Were there Japanese blunders? What were their consequences? What might have been the results if the attack had not benefited from the mistakes of the American commanders? The book also addresses the body of folklore about the attack, supporting or challenging many contentious issues such as the skill level of the Japanese aircrew, whether midget submarines torpedoed Oklahoma and Arizona, as has been recently claimed, whether the Japanese ever really considered launching a third wave attack, and the consequences of a “3rd wave” attack against the Naval Shipyard and the fuel storage tanks if it had been executed.
Baker & Taylor
Evaluates the operations and tactics used during the attack on Pearl Harbor to dispel myths surrounding the event and rectify misinformation given about the strategic effectiveness of the Japanese.
Presents a detailed evaluation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the operational and tactical level, aiming to dispel the myths and intentional misinformation that have clouded understanding of the raid over the past 60 years.