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Chuichi Nagumo: {1887-1944) Vice Admiral, Imperial Japanese Navy; commanded the Battle of Pearl Harbor force primarily through seniority but was not considered innovative or aggressive; early successes fell to failures from mid-1942 such as losing four carriers at the Battle of Midway; committed suicide while part of the defense in the Battle of Saipan [e]

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  • Battle of Pearl Harbor [r]: Imperial Japanese Navy raid on United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which took place on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941. [e]
  • Battle of Midway [r]: Generally considered to be the turning point of the Pacific Theater in the Second World War, a Japanese force intending to capture Midway Island was turned back with the loss of four aircraft carriers, at the cost of one U.S. carrier; it was the last major Japanese offensive of the war [e]
  • Battle of Saipan [r]: Fought between 15 June 1944 and 8 July 1944, the U.S. capture of an island regarded by the Japanese as a key part of their innermost defensive line; caused the fall of the Tojo Government and its replacement with a less pro-war Prime Minister; became the first island base allowing significant attacks on Japan by B-29 long-range bombers [e]

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