Pearl Harbor – Who Fired First
Early morning, November 26, 1941. The navy squadron leaving the rendezvous near the Kuril Islands has another 5,600 kilometers ahead of it. Its destination is the Hawaiian Islands. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the commander of the imperial Japanese fleet hopes to demoralize the United States by means of a crushing pre-emptive strike, and win the war within six months. It’s a military strategy unlike any before it. The divers who, more than 60 years later, traverse the sea floor off Oahu are marine biologists and engineers. During their dive, they make a startling discovery comparable to that of the wreck of the Titanic. Three hundred and sixty-six meters below the surface, they find a “Midget”, a Japanese navy submarine which was part of the Japanese plan to destroy Pearl Harbor. What is it about this Midget? Is this the Midget the destroyer Ward took up the chase in the morning of December 7th 1941 and finally fired at the sub’s tower one hour before the Japanese attack?