Wade McCluskey's dive bombers arrived over the Japanese Carrier Striking Force
? What if the Japanese aircraft had not been in the midst of rearming when the first bombs began to fall on their carriers' flight decks?
Rutherford has been named commander of Carrier Group Four and commander of the Carrier Striking Force
. Rutherford is director for operations, plans, policy and training at U.S.
(1) A key part of our approach was to build an accurate model of the operations of the Japanese carrier striking force
. As we will show, the disaster that befell the Japanese carrier force hinged neither on whether Nagumo received Tone 4's message at 0740 or at 0800, nor on how quickly the armorers in the Japanese hangars could do their work.
Later, he commanded Carrier Group Four and Carrier Striking Forces