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What if the fighters at Pearl were scrambled on time?

Discussion in 'What If - Pacific and CBI' started by Falcon Jun, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Falcon Jun

    Falcon Jun Ace

    Oct 2, 2007
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    I haven't considered that. You're right. Even if the first raid had gotten through and hit Pearl despite the US air cover, the presence of additional search planes would indeed be a very dangerous threat to the Japanese carriers. I agree that Nagumo would most likely cancel a second strike and run if he saw that US aircraft had detected his fleet. That alone would have been enough to considerably alter the historical events immediately after Pearl Harbor.

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