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Yamamoto's Death

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Peppy, Sep 9, 2000.

  1. Peppy

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    Where did Yamamoto die, I know he was shot down by us P-38's but I can't find out what airfield those aircraft operated from. I think it was Henderson Field, can anyone verify that??

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Otto

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    Right you are Peppy! P38's from Henderson Field, on Gudalcanal. It was sometime in '43 but I'm not sure of the exact date.

    Hope that helped.
     
  3. Richard Murphy

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    Yamamoto's aircraft and his escort were shot down on 18th April over Bougainville, at the northern end of the Solomon Island chain.

    (Source; World Almananc Book of World War Two, edited by Peter Young, 1981, pages 208 and 611-612)

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    I love a guy that quotes his sources. There really arent enough people that do that in forums like these. What I find humorous is a post that is obviously written right out of a textbook and the writer makes no mention of a source, acting as if it were their own information. Thanks a lot Rich!

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  5. Peppy

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.
     

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