Stevens was on duty the day the United States shot down Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
's airplane, a strategic coup made possible in part because of interception of Japanese radio transmissions decoded by Naval intelligence.
Japanese Navy Commander Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, for his part, pointed to the sailing of the Japanese naval forces in the Persian Gulf, stressing that the Japanese navy will definitely visit the Iranian ports again.
Arvanitakis, Killing a Peacock: A Case Study of the Targeted Killing of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, School of Advanced Military Studies Class 2015-01, (Fort Leavenworth, KS: US Army Command and General Staff College, 2015), 22.
These special operations are the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Operation Chastise or the 'Dambusters' raid in the Ruhr valley intended to sabotage Germany's wartime industrial effort; the RAF Mosquito light bombers conducting precise hits on Nazi Germany's Gestapo Headquarters in Amiens and Copenhagen - Operations Jericho and Carthage respectively - which were intended to free prisoners held in these prisons; and the aerial killing of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
by the U.S.
However, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, the overall commander of the task force that undertook the raid, presciently observed, "I can run wild for six months...after that, I have no expectation of success."
Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
believed that a surprise attack on US forces would enable Japan to easily take control of the Pacific.
The Musashi served as the flagship of the commander in chief of the Combined Fleet, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
* Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
's objective was to sink battleships (the symbol of sea power) and thereby inflict a shock to the morale of the American people to induce them to come to a negotiated peace.
Several influential members of the government including Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1891-1945) and Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1884-1943), who drew up the plans for the strike on Pearl Harbor, were convinced that simultaneous wars against China and the Western powers had little chance of success.
He scrutinizes the motivations of the Imperial Japanese Navy's leading admirals, especially those of Combined Fleet commander in chief Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
. He examines Yamamoto's intervention to save some officers from bureaucratic oblivion while refusing to do the same for others.
With senior navy commanders caught up in the euphoria surrounding the initial Japanese successes in the Pacific, only Commander-in-Chief Combined Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
addressed the actual battlefield reality.
Beginning late in August 1942, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
, commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet, located his headquarters on board the battleship Yamato in Truk Lagoon.