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 HQ Batallón) March 21, 2016

IJN was a pioneer in both constructing and operating naval aviation force prior to WWII, whose airwings were manned by long-serving, highly-skilled pilots. IJN was the first to design and build the commissioned aircraft carrier in 1920's and maneuver the carrier battle groups in action. (Kubo...read more

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 Teniente) March 21, 2016

A compilation footage out of actuality films of the imperial Japanese navy and army air forces in the 1930's and 40's:

  • 0:00 24 G4M2 Betty
  • 0:08 G3M Nell
  • 0:14 G4M Betty
  • 1:12 KI-21 Sally
  • 1:27 G4M Betty
  • 1:45 B5N Kate
  • 1:59 Shokaku
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 Teniente) March 20, 2016
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The name 'Akagi' means 'Red Castle' in Japanese, named after a Mountain Range. Akagi was the famous Japanese Aircraft Carrier which led the assault on Pearl Harbor and was the vanguard of the pacific war for the following six frantic months. She was...read more

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The IJN Akitsushima was a seaplane tender/carrier. The ship displaced 4724 tons, had a lenght of 118 metres and was 15.7 metres wide. The ship was powered by four diesel engines driving twin props, a total of 8000 shp, giving a maximum speed of 19 knots. Akitsushima was armed with 10 25 mm anti-...read more

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 Teniente) December 07, 2015

Abe talks about flying over Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This interview is part of an Oral History Showcase from the International Conference on WWII, taking place December 7 to 9, 2011, at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.read more

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 Teniente) December 07, 2015

In order to combat the numerically superior American navy, the IJN devoted large amounts of resources to creating a force superior in quality, the objective being of "making up for quantity by means of quality". During the first six months of the war the Imperial Japanese Navy enjoyed...read more

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 Teniente) December 07, 2015

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor film was made right after the surprise attack on this Hawaii Naval base. The USS Arizona and more are featured.read more

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 Teniente) December 06, 2015

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.

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 Teniente) April 24, 2015

Video shows some bomb damage at Yokohama harbor. The ship in the beginning is the escort carrier "Shimane Maru" (a tanker conversion) which was never operational.read more

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The Pacific Islands are rife with remains of American and Japanese aircraft of the Second World War. The Japanese Zero fighter is one of them. Islands and atolls as Guadalcanal-Solomon, Yap, Buna-Bouganville-New Guinea, Tarawa, Maloelap, Peleliu, Akutan, Mili, New...read more

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