Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Units: 1937-42 by Osamu Tagaya PDF

By Osamu Tagaya

ISBN-10: 1841769126

ISBN-13: 9781841769127

The Aichi sort ninety nine provider Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by way of Allied intelligence - used to be the mainstay of the Imperial eastern Navy's service dive-bomber strength from 1941 to 1943. It sank extra Allied warship tonnage than the other Axis plane in the course of global warfare II (1939-1945). whereas the Val's participation within the significant provider battles has been greatly coated in different English language assets, information of its operations have obtained scant realization in English. This ebook explores the Val's wrestle operations. color illustrations and pictures supplement the advance of dive-bombing tools within the IJN.

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Ordnance stores were already getting low, and a more urgent unscheduled errand was about to confront Nagumo’s carriers. On 11 December, Wake Island, 1025 miles west of Midway, had been the scene of the first setback in Japan’s timetable of conquest. In their first attempt to capture the atoll, elements of Vice Adm Shigeyoshi Inoue’s South Seas Force had been repulsed by US Marine Corps defenders. Planning a renewed effort, Inoue now asked Combined Fleet for carrier support. On 15 December, Combined Fleet ordered Nagumo to assist in the capture of Wake.

Wake’s defenders were left to their fate. After sunrise, Yamaguchi’s carriers put a succession of five attack waves over Wake with no losses. Soryu provided the first strike from 0716 hrs to 0745 hrs, consisting of six Type 99s and six Zero-sens. Hiryu followed with six more dive-bombers and six Zero-sens from 0800 hrs to 0850 hrs, while other kanbaku flew anti-submarine patrols in surrounding waters. The last three strikes were flown by Type 97s. All resistance on the atoll ceased by 1400 hrs, and the last air strike was recovered by 1415 hrs.

Mitsuo Fuchida would write that the entire operation was akin to wielding an ox blade to chop a chicken. Tamon Yamaguchi’s 2nd Koku Sentai had a similar experience. Lt Cdr Kakuichi Takahashi’s ‘EI-238’ from Shokaku over Rabaul on 20 January 1942. His aircraft sports the three stripes of a hikotaicho (flying group leader) on its tail (Shigeru Nohara) 47 CHAPTER FIVE 48 Soryu and Hiryu sortied from Hashirajima on 12 January, their mission being to attack Ambon, in the Moluccas, in order to provide flank protection for landings at Kendari, on Celebes (Sulawesi), to the west.

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