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Tonight on war stories you know -- nobody intended to come back.
December 7 1941.
The Japanese unleashed a secret weapon midget submarine.
We thought of the German -- -- -- -- destroyer sank a midget submarine an hour before air attack on parole or.
-- -- the stuff now it's discovery is rewriting history.
It's probably as important Lexington Concord tonight we proved the first casualties.
Of the Pacific war with the Japanese.
That's next on war stories.
Good evening I'm over -- that Pearl Harbor.
Welcome to war stories it was right here at 0755.
On Sunday December 7 1941.
But the empire of Japan launched this average surprise attack on US forces in the process.
When it was over 2403.
Americans were dead 21 warships -- -- bunker damage and six airfields have been -- But what many do not know that it wasn't just an air -- Japanese imperial navy also planned to attack the US Pacific fleet with a secret weapon.
Five midget submarines fortunately -- attack was -- In part by the response of the USS war it'll force that -- -- me -- -- -- -- -- For more than sixty years members of the ward maintained that they had so one of the Japanese but it -- shortly before the air attack -- Yes no evidence it ever be found to prove their play.
Then and August -- -- 82002.
Just a few miles outside the mount Pearl Harbor a research submarine from Hawaii undersea research laboratory had a discovery that confirms.
The destroyer war fired the first shot and scored the first victory over the Japanese attack us tonight.
We'll take you inside a little known chapter of world war two and -- me.
The Japanese sailors who believed in death before defeat.
With his eyes focused on scoring -- -- president Roosevelt -- the US Pacific fleet from San Diego to Pearl Harbor.
Some said it was the most heavily garrison island in the world.
And it was defended by every branch of our armed forces.
-- the rest of the world it was a war the only thing young soldiers and sailors stationed there were expecting were sunny days.
What was -- right in June of nineteen point one parents.
We love army's second lieutenant Steve Weiner from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania arrived at Pearl Harbor to work as a communications officer.
From June until December.
That was like the social world we go to Waikiki Beach and -- -- group from the club.
And there'll -- their -- do we did have wonderful liberties we would go to the Y.
And -- -- -- for fifty cents.
And we thought we were really great -- -- -- was a fresh faced kid from Saint Paul, Minnesota when he signed up for the naval reserve.
Think -- has a long ways.
-- wanted well because of my buddies and in high school -- had joined the naval reserve many of the young fellas join a National Guard.
And then of course rather than crawling around on the -- up -- camp Ripley.
As part of being a soldier we crews on the Great Lakes.
And for young seventeen year old kid that was a really a great trip.
With 85 -- Minnesota reservists -- first class -- climbed aboard the World War I era destroyer USS war.
Awarded been taken out of mothballs escort duty and protect ships at Pearl Harbor.
We flew all we're trying to hear the whole way.
I'll play squadron.
From San Pedro California 24 year old pilot waved him it was assigned to squadrons fourteen playing a TVY reconnaissance aircraft.
I was happy to -- the -- -- runner Israelis.
She realized she really that Antonio Rivera for beautiful -- For these boys the war in Europe felt very far away we know that.
That Mussolini was building up his.
Forces and the scores.
The buddies that I -- there were wondering hoping that there wouldn't be having me going for -- again for.
But it all changed with a rise of the dragon.
Japan was a nation ruled by an improved.
The tradition dating back centers.
But a ruthless imperial military held the real power in -- -- and their goal was to dominate all of Asia and the Pacific.
Japan's population was exploding.
And -- greatest problem in the thirties was lack of land and natural resources.
Dependent on imports for its nearly 65 million people imperial Japan was hungry for industrial expansion.
To do this he had large amounts of raw materials which she had to import things such as coal deal with things -- if from modern.
The economy Jack Greene is a curator and historian for the naval historical sense -- -- -- market.
Former new industrial state she looked upon China is being in that market and -- line.
Basically start out -- policy.
-- on expands.
In 1930 once again conquered Manchuria forcing -- million people into slavery.
The League of Nations protest -- and ordered them to pull out Japan refused and made world headlines.
At Geneva to battle was rebuked and withdrew from the league -- this memorable scene Tokyo delegate maps to local announcing the withdrawal from the battle hello.
I -- it then that's good to accept it better bed.
I've -- the right DSM the.
Over the next seven years to be -- grabs in nearly 550000.
Square -- -- pulled away in Washington Japanese diplomats denied they were going to attack America but on December 12 1937.
The first salvo was fired the first outbreak of hostilities from the Japanese Americans takes place -- and seven with us from nine.
American -- Was attacked by Japanese aircraft itself to sailors were killed and 48 were injured that -- protest it.
Japanese apologized to play -- dead.
The attack -- without them from -- vacation.
Washington protested currently Tokyo apologize profusely.
And relations grew worse because of the sinking of the penalize.
-- now -- to pin was more than just a threat to the Far East in a bold military -- -- -- the entire Pacific fleet to Pearl Harbor to protect our West Coast.
And our territories in the Pacific.
And I -- -- -- pouring troops and equipment into Hawaii and in the Philippines.
Where is where most Americans felt the war was eventually star Japanese upon this also -- sort of anonymous Saber rattling.
Japan was entirely dependent on imported oil and 80% of it came from the US.
On September 25 1940.
FDR send a strong warning -- reducing the flow of oil and other exports to Japan.
The two days later the Japanese send a warning of their own and found new friends.
-- -- -- -- As the European war was -- the militarism Tokyo allied themselves with the totalitarian dictator.
When -- -- -- tripartite pact allying itself would it with Germany Italy and become -- axis powers.
This further alienates the United States from Japan.
Over the next ten months relations deteriorated until finally.
All oil exports were stopped.
The only enemy for America in the Pacific at that time -- Japan.
Every war plan that have been created.
Since the turn of the century had Japan has the potential enemy.
-- Burlingame is an editor for the Hawaii star bulletin.
And penned the book advance -- Pearl Harbor why then -- they ultimately decide.
They have to attack the Americans Hawaii was a thorn in the side of the Japanese and if Japan had taken the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii would have been born in the side of the Americans -- controlled the Pacific had to control -- Japanese admiral Yamamoto once said -- -- have a war with America will have no hope of winning -- the US -- Hawaiian waters can be destroyed.
Find out how the Japanese plan to penetrate the massive fortifications.
Here in a -- That's next on -- school.
Only one obstacles to between Japan and the quest for extreme around the US Pacific -- Pacific.
They at Pearl Harbor.
Basically could interfere with their father moved the Japanese see the raw material of southeast -- Despite the nearly 3900 miles of ocean between Japan and Hawaii the Japanese military knew they'd have to have a top secret plan.
For a surprise attack.
The man -- was despair at the Pearl Harbor attack was Japanese admiral is -- -- demo mode.
Nicknamed the mischievous double the 57 year old naval officer was an avid gambler.
Spoke English very well on his tennis Harvard and it was a naval -- -- night -- He understood -- -- the united -- Originally was opposed to getting into the war admiral Yamamoto realize that if they were to go to war with America.
That they had to -- America out of the game really quickly and the -- way to disable the US fleet permanently was to create the largest striking ports world now.
We'll describe the plan of attack was eventually worked of for the Japanese -- -- -- The plan that was developed under -- auspices call for a massive aerial attack using.
There's many carriers as they can get together there were six carriers two battleships cruisers and a whole host of support ships and -- -- roughly half of the Japanese submarine fleet was also sent to Hawaii.
There'd never been as striking force that large -- history of mankind at that point.
-- the aerial assault wouldn't be easy to task could fall to this young Japanese pilot mutual fushi.
His plan would involve more than 420 aircraft including dive bombers fighters and torpedo planes.
-- the Japanese were busy plotting their massive air attack back -- Pearl Harbor admiral husband Kimmel began settling into his new job as commander in chief of the Pacific fleet.
Paramount on his mind the threat of enemy submarines.
German U boats off the East Coast had been having great success is -- British -- it way over.
And we knew that the Japanese do pretty much the same thing -- he trained his guys in preparation.
For a Japanese submarine attack he didn't have the resources you prepare both for a submarine and for an aerial attack -- it concentrated on the probable threat not possible for a.
Patrolling around the islands were six squadrons twelve play each each of TVY aircraft.
And some William jet -- some of those daily patrols.
Here you are planned review for a long -- They're good players.
I don't know.
Very miles on patrol in return we were in Vollers.
Where we were probably.
And he's so brilliant.
-- -- sort of very very interest of rural farmers we're flying is that if patrols were reported.
What was your job board that would award I was a fireman first class.
Which meant I was in name in the boiler rooms are duty was to regard the harbor.
Provide escort duty whenever.
It was needed.
The sailors aboard the old -- -- destroyer were also on the lookout for enemy submarines.
Imperial Japanese Navy posted more than sixty -- class submarines and it's we.
There were long range submarines similar to German US.
They're -- across the Pacific go backward we feel like ours needed to be feel toward in this particular night.
It was sort of making -- figure -- sounding.
Where their relatively new summer when we first got -- we brought up a lot of -- One particular day -- after -- some of the two uniform and up the campus of -- the oil more.
We're gonna have fish tonight.
-- -- -- of Pearl Harbor was fortified with yet another defense against submarines there's also across the mouth of Pearl Harbor.
Anti submarine and -- mine in the torpedo that it extended down about when your third victory and but that.
Depth of the -- that point was only about sixty -- -- -- And so they didn't think getting submarine could get past it.
But they had opened and closed -- other ships in and out and the Japanese apparently.
Knew all about that let's talk about the help that they had to learn German agents in place -- -- Japanese spy case.
What what contribution did they make that this attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese.
Had a system for generally collecting general information from great numbers -- population -- -- -- back to Japan Germans had a very organized.
Intelligence network that would use one -- two guys in place.
The German agents passed information back to paint.
One of them was a Playboy -- -- pop off his mission to report -- the military facilities.
At Pearl Harbor.
But turned out he was you had double agent working for the British -- go pop ups liaison officer with the British.
Intelligence was a guy and -- Ian Fleming.
And he based James Bond on pop -- exploit -- work there.
As the Japanese gathered intelligence for their attack our boys continued to train and aware of the ominous threat on the horizon.
-- -- no I'm sure nobody.
That the Japanese flagrant.
Coming up next the Japanese -- weapons so secret.
-- -- their military even knew about.
And learn what admiral Yamamoto almost -- allow it to be use.
Two months before the Pearl Harbor attack at William -- moto reluctantly changed his battle plan.
To include a new secret weapon.
Five midget submarines.
Very late in the game that they are added to what is the division.
Erupted last ten months error happened -- there.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- As suicide attackers they insisted that they all be able to be be cover.
-- -- -- -- -- Vehicle it would get up close to have -- balanced and be able to think -- 78 feet long and six feet high the Japanese midget submarine accommodated only two crewmembers.
Battery -- they were equipped with 218 inch torpedoes.
And could travel at a speed of up to nineteen knots while submerged.
If you could have a submarine component.
This was further distract the American forces they would have to -- one from the air and want from the from the harbor itself so it looked sort of there's a double whammy.
It was this man midget submarine test -- that OG&E last.
Who personally petitioned at William -- -- to include the midget subs in the Pearl Harbor attack.
These submarines were launched by dropping them off the back of a big ship and they had to be very close to the out.
Well you bring a big shipping close to Hawaii that's ship's going to be seeing Americans -- -- saying you're you're gonna loses you know hundreds if not a couple thousand guys.
But the Japanese commanders devised a way to speak to sub zero.
There were -- strapped to the -- of larger mother suddenly the midget subs hitched a ride until they were approximately ten miles from their target.
Then with two crew members inside the midget -- would spring free from the deck.
And head toward Pearl Harbor will tell me about the Japanese sailors who.
Me and these -- it's gonna -- what it was a suicide mission and they deserve ranch -- -- this collective thought they were people who could stay for a long time and one place.
Stay very quiet.
And certainly strike and then still awfully -- They learn to subsist on very meager rations -- very foul air and undergo temperature extremes it would knock you were out.
These are the ten men who were chosen to become the advanced attack force some 22 -- was skippered by new coach he wants the leader of the group.
At age 29 he was the oldest is cruel and they'll keep -- -- like he was -- -- -- -- the 24 always differed by Kazuo Osaka much.
-- -- boy because he was born a week after World War I and his -- when -- was key ocean and I got.
Still she gave me through and all of -- His -- Michigan or guilty on nicknamed.
Never give in she get this picture of sub -- twenty total was 42 year old -- hero of the youngest submarine there.
Yoshiro Katayama of farm boy was his crewmen.
-- -- -- -- was the skipper of sub sixty until he was known to meditate for hours or so goes straight.
His Truman was a double -- gave a quiet mountain boy.
Born heroes when 1919.
Q -- -- what was a crewman aboard the mother sub for.
More stories tracked him down and OP -- opinion.
About hundred we were the chosen ones among the chosen.
One of the highest points in our -- a process.
-- we could realize the importance of our missions so.
Despite the kind of work we were doing there was not much treading on all we were gradually making progress in training for the port and harbor assault.
This was initially passing through narrow water channels.
Because we were going into -- naval port.
-- -- that's what we did you know and we believe the narrow water channel would have anti submarine next so methods were researched and we trained -- -- -- our readers were beaten.
On a regular basis if they didn't perform.
Physical beatings were were way of life.
That was a way of toughening these guys.
Keep -- -- remembered a tough battle with sea sickness.
Africa it was such a gruesome experience.
Mike gastric juices -- -- and I kept him throwing up until blood was coming out from Estonia and once the bleeding stopped.
I never got -- yet they went through such rigorous training.
Of these guys want to we want to put -- with the enemy that was extremely tough.
Highly motivated now almost had a religious fervor about them as as they went about their business they weren't afraid to die.
Coming up next find out what really happened on the morning of 7 December 1941.
-- how the five -- Japanese submarines almost derailed the entire sneak attack.
-- -- -- On the evening of November 18 at William -- -- was ready to take his biggest gamble yet.
Five midget submarines of the special attack flotilla along with thirty -- class submarines departed from Corey -- As they headed across the Pacific Ocean most of them knew they would never -- home.
Again knowing the fence knowing the salvos of Pearl Harbor knowing that this trial channeling -- get through.
Really perceive themselves in a suicide -- Can kill you here I don't think the commanding officer himself consider returning a lot of he used to say.
-- small -- to kill the big insect.
That was their way of thinking.
So nobody intended to.
-- back a week later traveling under strict radio silence the carriers of the Japanese sixth fleet -- for Pearl Harbor.
To avoid detection and -- north of the heavily traveled shipping lanes in Washington DC tense negotiations continued between secretary of state all.
And Japanese diplomats from the -- -- -- soon admiral Kimmel received the war war.
The hostilities could break out with Japan at any moment.
December 6 1941.
The submarine or saw -- as they lay in the moonlight offshore they reported seeing the lights of Honolulu and even hearing jazz music on the radio.
Saturday night was -- nineteen Hawaiian Islands to police pull off.
You can feel you always have Saturday night fears.
The options while people are rural you have something.
Just after midnight on the morning of December 7 1941 the midget submarines were released from their mother stops.
They're prepared to sneak in buying anything allowed to pass by the anti submarine nets of Pearl Harbor.
Up till now an all American has never seen a Japanese midget sub.
Take them -- a party to -- Japanese sword and food we prepared -- -- and you know the uniforms apparently where they were dressed in that we all -- poetry.
They'll accepted gifts they give away all the belongings before that -- -- This is opponent midget some leader in -- OGU -- -- left behind for his parents as the cherry blossoms fall at the height of their glory so to must iphones that men may call me a flower of Yemen photos.
-- my bones lie scattered in the -- wilderness of strange and distant lands.
For the five midget subs were speaking toward their targets the sailors aboard the USS war -- disease.
Commander Williams and -- approach.
The mine -- condors -- looks like the submarine periscope -- -- dispatched to check it out.
First class firemen can -- Byrd was at his post we -- over there and search for about an -- Could find nothing and so then we went back and our patrol.
And -- once and until they agree to -- Harper's coming here alive.
The US dysentery is a supply ship from -- Meyer was standing off -- -- -- after the Harvard.
Waiting -- -- drop the net waiting formed to -- the -- open so in need in the wake of the and carries was this.
Conning tower -- about four feet out of the water obviously.
Trying to enter Pearl Harbor following this.
6:30 AMP -- -- -- also spot something strange in the water.
Personal or Nicole Brown tore through surely improved remarkably like a boo you know Warner about -- movie -- We've never -- -- it is quite like it.
It looked like heroes honors course directly from toward Pearl Harbor -- drop useful lives on an object to help toward.
-- -- -- -- Does -- -- go to general quarters we went to general quarters immediately I am on my gun on the -- we're probably now two.
Coming up pretty fast now we're almost on a collision course nineteen year old kid from the Great Lakes from Minnesota.
You're on the deck of a destroyer that's bringing -- it's everything everything -- got by emergency.
We've been told this is no drill preschool -- -- I guess we are all steel as -- what was coming next we're pretty close I've got a front row seat so to speak.
No more questions on our minds involved and intercepted -- enemies program the first shell number one gun fired.
Over the Conning tower and now number three -- their came down and all right through the counting -- -- -- Ford -- -- except for a that was him.
Let's -- -- Taylor didn't know is that the first battle of the Pacific war had already been fought the first casualties.
One Japanese midget sub and her crew.
Submarine and saying the exact words were saying.
Enemies summary and one -- solve Pearl Harbor.
Captain outer -- captain of the awards and that's -- able district because of coding problems.
This is not -- duty officer to much later not that Smith admiral Campbell.
At about seven 30 in the morning.
Shortly after 7 AM a large blip appeared on the radar screen a coupon -- radar station.
The US army operators assumed the planes were friends they of these.
Are scheduled to be.
-- that help so there really are who clues that something is -- Sunday morning everybody's expecting.
The normal very quiet weekend so.
The American forces are not really in wartime state of mind.
-- commander -- this signals the carriers that third goal of surprise was that she.
-- radios the -- shouting.
Tora Tora Tora.
-- The first wave of Japanese dive.
-- -- -- -- At 840 the second wave attack.
Two planes came out after us for the flash from one side play and definitely it's in the meat balls.
Rising -- on the plains communications that's who wanted to react fast when he saw the planes coming in over his air field.
I ran into the operation -- And there was space between the floor and the ground and I climbed under there and I found someone else and that the but that's what I did and I stayed there until the attackers left.
What the Japanese aircraft rained down -- attack on harbor.
The midget subs were still trying -- attack from below.
Another submarine got inside the harbor.
And went around north of -- -- -- got into a running gun fight for unified with destroyers it was spinning out of Harvard USS Monahan rammed it.
Rolled it over questions like cigarette -- the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor -- was 1 PM in Washington DC.
Some historians say the Japanese diplomats deliberately delayed delivering their message of war.
Claims have been showing that.
When the Japanese envoys presented a memorandum to mr.
The Japanese have always claimed that this is come -- It without this the pact that Americans for war but The Hague convention in nineteen.
Requires warring parties is -- a formal declaration of -- the message.
That because that we know productive effort from our discussions.
We are breaking off relations.
They have not -- we -- declaring war against you.
Find out what happens when a young army air corps lieutenant comes face to face with a Japanese Prisoner of War number one.
That's next on war stories.
Some of us.
A date which will live.
United States of America.
Was suddenly and deliberately attacked.
Trying to -- -- live forces.
Of the empire.
The -- With a brutal to our attack on Pearl Harbor was over American tried to come to grips with the cold aftermath.
21 warships sunk or damaged six airfields and their aircraft bombed.
That night USS ward was stationed offshore.
-- -- version is crew watched for the enemy.
I slept quietly gone.
Nobody won the sleeve down -- politics without or whatever they bring the invasion fleet -- -- -- whole island.
Three of the Japanese midget submarines have been solved but summary but submarine 44 poster put by Kazuo -- in my view would be that different -- It was lost.
-- gyro compass was malfunctioning.
And -- -- marquis -- that's happened.
Cannot really navigate the mid to sub.
Fourth -- harbor eventually end up.
-- over -- bellows field second lieutenant Stephen Weiner was on that beach -- in a foxhole armed only with a 45 pistol.
When it was told to be ready for him to hand combat suddenly around 7 AM.
And we see two figures walked toward us from the pollution and one was.
So -- -- corporal -- -- his name was corporal who coolly he was leading.
And -- you know who sued with the exception of a loincloth did you suspect that he might be down the -- or at least suspect that he was an an enemy.
And he was our prisoner and we took them into operation Shaq.
We sat him down -- game was shot and -- And -- hard -- day we realized we weren't getting anywhere with him.
We put it 45 wood took turns holding a 45 -- his temple does he speak any English he did say.
In -- crude English.
-- and he wrote I am Japanese naval officer.
My ship could do you say it was a -- kitchen coral.
I jump in water -- to this airplane land.
Kill me honorable way they'll -- about -- did you do you have a sense at that moment.
Here it is pearl harbors to bomb victims been attacked.
The fleet is in ruins and you've got the first Japanese prisoner of war in your hands and later.
Later as you know at the time it was with -- there was so much confusion.
Back in America the news made headlines that Japanese to manned submarine is being study.
The -- has to torpedo tubes and rotating knives to cut through and a submarine that.
The midget submarine at the -- has to propeller.
He carried it on this charge of high explosive to be detonated in the fashion of a suicides.
This -- craft managed -- in the job -- -- commodities fellow crewman in a guy Lackey wasn't so lucky coaching in -- docking.
Was found dead.
In the water a couple of days later eyewitnesses who saw the bodies say there was a -- -- in the back of his head.
Within two months of -- monkeys capture -- which itself became part of a 46 day war -- We heard it's ever been found he said I trembled with the fear that -- my -- Invaluable secret weapon has fallen into the enemy's hands -- -- -- set US custody news of the successful attack spread throughout Japan.
It was a job well done.
Now it's comforting the once lost in a memorial service -- -- that revered -- as a hero -- that his colleagues and I -- who died.
Are being revered in the Japanese press throughout the war is being heroes.
-- -- not just heroes you're Roman gods here a step beyond human these guys were given.
Full credit honors after the Pearl Harbor attack for doing things like -- the Arizona -- -- huge state funeral with tiny able caskets containing nothing.
The Japanese warlords rewrote history to suit themselves the myth that the midget submarine -- at some of the Arizona turned into a propaganda feast.
You're looking at one of the captured Japanese films depicting their so called success.
These guys were were were worship like ballplayers.
-- they became famous at the same time.
The aerial guys the the imperial navy air force.
That actually did -- here it's got virtually no credit for all the Americans of course now that they have soccer hockey.
The Japanese -- -- wrote meaning of the nine god heroes.
As the only nine is not ten because soccer and hockey by being captured is disgraced himself.
This is weak showing -- the Japanese midget submarine that was found -- the most of Pearl Harbor the first Japanese casualties from their attack on America.
That's next on war stories.
Second lieutenant Weiner was reunited with his former -- to suicide to -- in 1991.
They met at a symposium for the fiftieth anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
What was his sentence -- -- when you when you talked about the experience.
You've had with you that -- -- remember.
He had very.
Memory of the time that upset me actually these union he didn't remember me if we met here.
And do spend three days getting to know each other and I admired him.
After the war -- -- -- -- to family and took a job in Brazil with Toyota.
And before he died in 1999.
And returned to Hawaii several times anonymously.
His sub 24 -- is on display at the national museum at the Pacific war in Fredericksburg Texas.
War stories when inside -- -- -- midget submarine for a closer look.
Another submarine was found in 1960.
Off -- he would go.
By navy divers doing practiced.
Exercises that is now on display in Japan.
On August 28 2002.
To Hawaii undersea research laboratory made an incredible discovery.
-- This is the -- sub -- by the USS war early in the morning of December 7 1941.
-- was founded over 12100 feet of water in the ocean floor.
Just a few miles outside Pearl Harbor we always say you know if you -- find the best -- out there.
Which is the midget -- leading the attack on Pearl Harbor you get a case of beer.
John Wiltshire is the director of the Hawaii undersea research lab -- was missed for so many years.
It's so difficult to fine because you have a thousand sonar targets out there.
And and this is you just got stuff littered all over the bottom here's the Conning -- so that.
The crew of the ward believes that it gets you -- that this.
We know they did because pretty soon we're gonna see on the video off four inch hole right here in the starboard side of the -- Shocked that John Wayne would have had trouble -- John what does this remarkable discovery -- that.
-- indicates the crew of the US that's what it shows that in fact.
They identified and an enemy submarine coming into Pearl Harbor that morning.
They sank it they sank it as reported it shows that these guys can make a very dramatic first kill can make -- an incredible truck.
You promise to discover of this midget submarines if they ever found -- you get a case of beer pity yes there he did it.
He's he's a guy with proud Irish descent and we got in the case against war stories contact the Japanese.
Embassy in the finding but they had no comment and there are no current plans to raise the side.
Meanwhile the fifth midget submarine is still out there and historians have several theories about where it might be there is some.
Photographic evidence from deciphering aerial photograph of the attack.
That it might have surfaced in -- Pearl Harbor helped -- battleship battleship row.
On the other hand the US -- Saint Louis as it came out the Harbour was attacked port torpedoes and they think it was from assortment so possibly is outside there.
After the discovery of the fourth midget submarine.
He -- do paid his respect to the midget sub leaders at this memorial in Japan.
What happens to the USS war in the western Pacific it's attacked by -- kamikaze.
Struck it starts to burn and it has to be sunk.
The irony here and we're talk about irony is upon ironies the skipper of the destroyer that have to syndicate is William -- bridge.
Who was the skipper of her on December 7.
And the date in which she has to be -- by her former skipper is December 7 1944.
The first shots fired in the Pacific war will never be forgotten and undercover.
Police captain William -- daughter -- that the confirmation.
Is it's right there.
See it for yourself.
That is -- confirmation that -- -- for all these years after the attack on Pearl Harbor admiral Kimmel was relieved of his command.
And replaced by admiral Chester Nimitz.
Hindsight being 20/20 -- -- cat -- because of what happens at Pearl Harbor.
Had he done all that he needed to do to protect the Pacific.
Kimmel did everything he was expected to do and a little more you don't hear about the Japanese so -- -- Pearl Harbor.
Because the American anti -- strategy worked so well we want.
We beat the Japanese -- Pearl Harbor.
Oliver North and you're watching war stories and the Fox News -- stay with us.
Japanese and hope that this surprise -- attack -- midget submarine operation would -- our Pacific fleet out here Pearl Harbor.
Three and a half years later the empire -- -- -- in total defeat.
On September 2 1945.
They surrendered right here on the deck of the USS Missouri.
President Roosevelt said Pearl Harbor would be a date which we live in infamy and he was right.
Attack changed America forever and those who fought here have a war story that deserves to be told and all over north.
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