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1st Air Fleet (Imperial Japanese Navy)

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The also known as the Kidō Butai ("Mobile Force"), was a name used for a combined carrier battle group comprising most of the aircraft carriers and carrier air groups of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), during the first eight months of the Pacific War. [1]

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Admiral

Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navies, and in many navies is the highest rank.

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Air force

An air force, also known in some countries as an aerospace force or air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military branch that primarily conducts aerial warfare.

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Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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Allies of World War II

The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).

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Attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941.

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Battle of Java (1942)

The Battle of Java (Invasion of Java, Operation J) was a battle of the Pacific theatre of World War II.

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Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Filipino: Labanan sa Golpo ng Leyte) is generally considered to have been the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history.

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Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II which occurred between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.

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Battle of the Coral Sea

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

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Battle of the Philippine Sea

The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions.

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Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands

The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, fought during 25–27 October 1942, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Santa Cruz or in Japan as the (Minamitaiheiyō kaisen), was the fourth carrier battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II.

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Battle of Timor

The Battle of Timor occurred in Portuguese Timor and Dutch Timor during the Second World War.

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Biak

Biak is a small island located in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua, an Indonesian province, and is just northwest of New Guinea.

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Bonin Islands

The Bonin Islands, also known as the, are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands, some directly south of Tokyo, Japan.

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Captain (naval)

Captain is the name most often given in English-speaking navies to the rank corresponding to command of the largest ships.

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Caroline Islands

The Caroline Islands (or the Carolines) are a widely scattered archipelago of tiny islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, to the north of New Guinea.

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Carrier air wing

A carrier air wing (abbreviated CVW) is an operational naval aviation organization composed of several aircraft squadrons and detachments of various types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

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Carrier battle group

A carrier battle group (CVBG) consists of an aircraft carrier (designated CV) and its large number of escorts, together defining the group.

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Chūichi Hara

was a Japanese admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Chūichi Nagumo

was a Japanese admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War II and onetime commander of the Kido Butai (the carrier battle group).

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Combat air patrol

Combat air patrol (CAP) is a type of flying mission for fighter aircraft.

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Combined Fleet

was the main ocean-going component of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Darwin, Northern Territory

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia.

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Dive bomber

A dive bomber is a bomber aircraft that dives directly at its targets in order to provide greater accuracy for the bomb it drops.

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Fast Carrier Task Force

The Fast Carrier Task Force was the main striking force of the United States Navy in the Pacific War from January 1944 through the end of the war in August 1945.

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Fifth Carrier Division

was an aircraft carrier unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy's First Air Fleet.

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Fighter aircraft

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.

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First Carrier Division

was an aircraft carrier unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy's First Air Fleet.

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Fleet carrier

A fleet carrier is an aircraft carrier designed to operate with the main fleet of a nation's navy.

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Formosa Air Battle

The Formosa Air Battle (台湾沖航空戦), 12–16 October 1944, was a series of large-scale aerial engagements between carrier air groups of the United States Navy Fast Carrier Task Force (TF38), and Japanese land-based air forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).

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Fourth Carrier Division

The was a seaplane tender and aircraft carrier unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet.

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Frank Jack Fletcher

Frank Jack Fletcher (April 29, 1885 – April 25, 1973) was an admiral in the United States Navy during World War II.

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Gordon Prange

Gordon William Prange (July 16, 1910 – May 15, 1980) was the author of several World War II historical manuscripts which were published by his co-workers after his death in 1980.

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Gunichi Mikawa

was a vice-admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War II.

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High level bombing

High level bombing (also called high-altitude bombing) is a tactic of dropping bombs from bomber aircraft in level flight at high altitude.

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Imperial General Headquarters

The was part of the Supreme War Council and was established in 1893 to coordinate efforts between the Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese Navy during wartime.

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Imperial Japanese Navy

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN; Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國海軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国海軍 or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun, "Navy of the Greater Japanese Empire") was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1868 until 1945, when it was dissolved following Japan's defeat and surrender in World War II.

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Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service

The was the air arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Indian Ocean raid

The Indian Ocean raid (known in Japan as Operation C) was a naval sortie by the fast carrier strike force of the Imperial Japanese Navy from 31 March to 10 April 1942 against Allied shipping and bases in the Indian Ocean.

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Isoroku Yamamoto

was a Japanese Marshal Admiral of the Navy and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II until his death.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi

Akagi (Japanese: 赤城 "Red Castle") was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), named after Mount Akagi in present-day Gunma Prefecture.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō

was the world's first commissioned ship that was designed and built as an aircraft carrier, pre-dated Hōshō and had a long landing deck, but was designed and initially built as an ocean liner.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū

was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1930s.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga

was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and was named after the former Kaga Province in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō

Ryūjō ("Prancing Dragon") was a light aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the early 1930s.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Sōryū

was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the mid-1930s.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Shōhō

Shōhō (Japanese: 祥鳳, "Auspicious Phoenix" or "Happy Phoenix") was a light aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Shōkaku

Shōkaku (翔鶴, "Soaring Crane") was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the lead ship of her class.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Taiyō

The Japanese aircraft carrier was the lead ship of her class of three escort carriers.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Zuihō

was a light aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku

Zuikaku (Japanese: 瑞鶴 "Auspicious Crane") was a of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her complement of aircraft took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor that formally brought the United States into the Pacific War, and she fought in several of the most important naval battles of the war, before being sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. www.history.navy.mil One of six carriers to participate in the Pearl Harbor attack, Zuikaku was the last of the six to be sunk in the war (four in the Battle of Midway and Shōkaku in the Battle of the Philippine Sea).

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Japanese cruiser Nagara

was the lead ship of her class of light cruiser in the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Japanese destroyer Akebono (1930)

was the eighteenth of twenty-four s, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy following World War I. When introduced into service, these ships were the most powerful destroyers in the world.

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Japanese destroyer Akigumo

Akigumo was one of 19 s built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the 1930s.

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Japanese destroyer Arashi

Arashi was a of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Japanese destroyer Hagikaze

Hagikaze was one of 19 s built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the 1930s.

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Japanese destroyer Hamakaze (1940)

was one of 19 s built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the 1930s.

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Japanese destroyer Hokaze

was a, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy immediately following World War I. Advanced for their time, these ships served as first-line destroyers through the 1930s, but were considered obsolescent by the start of the Pacific War.

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Japanese destroyer Isokaze (1939)

Isokaze was one of 19 s built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the 1930s.

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Japanese destroyer Kazagumo

was a of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Japanese destroyer Kikuzuki (1926)

The Japanese destroyer was one of twelve s built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1920s.

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Japanese destroyer Maikaze

Maikaze was one of 19 s built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the 1930s.

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Japanese destroyer Makigumo (1942)

Makigumo was a of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Japanese destroyer Nowaki (1940)

was a of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Japanese destroyer Oboro (1930)

was the seventeenth of twenty-four, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy following World War I. When introduced into service, these ships were the most powerful destroyers in the world.

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Japanese destroyer Shiokaze

was a, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy immediately following World War I. Advanced for their time, these ships served as first-line destroyers through the 1930s, but were considered obsolescent by the start of the Pacific War.

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Japanese destroyer Tanikaze (1940)

Tanikaze was one of 19 s built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the 1930s.

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Japanese destroyer Uzuki (1925)

was one of twelve s built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1920s.

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Japanese destroyer Yūgumo

Yūgumo was the lead ship of her class of destroyer built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Japanese seaplane carrier Wakamiya

Wakamiya (若宮丸, later 若宮艦) was a seaplane carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the first Japanese aircraft carrier.

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Japanese submarine I-168

The Japanese submarine I-168 (I-68, until 20 May 1942) was a ''Kaidai'' type of cruiser submarine active in World War II.

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Jisaburō Ozawa

was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Kakuji Kakuta

, was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Kamikaze

, officially, were a part of the Japanese Special Attack Units of military aviators who initiated suicide attacks for the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II, designed to destroy warships more effectively than possible with conventional air attacks.

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Kōkūtai

A Kōkūtai (航空隊) was a term used to designate a military aviation unit by the Imperial Japanese Navy, similar to the Air Groups in service in the other armies and navies of the time.("Group" in the British Royal Air Force, Gruppe in the German Luftwaffe, Groupe in the French Armée de l'Air etc.). A Kōkūtai could be based at land or on board aircraft carriers and could contain hundreds of men and aircraft.

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Kiyohide Shima

was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Kuril Islands

The Kuril Islands or Kurile Islands (or; p or r; Japanese: or), in Russia's Sakhalin Oblast region, form a volcanic archipelago that stretches approximately northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the north Pacific Ocean.

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Light aircraft carrier

A light aircraft carrier, or light fleet carrier, is an aircraft carrier that is smaller than the standard carriers of a navy.

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Mariana Islands

The Mariana Islands (also the Marianas) are a crescent-shaped archipelago comprising the summits of fifteen mostly dormant volcanic mountains in the western North Pacific Ocean, between the 12th and 21st parallels north and along the 145th meridian east.

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Mark Peattie

Mark R. Peattie (Nice, France, May 3, 1930 – San Rafael, California, January 22, 2014) was an American academic and Japanologist.

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Myanmar

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Operation Hailstone

Operation Hailstone (known in Japan as トラック島空襲 Torakku-tō Kūshū, lit. "the airstrike on Truk Island"), 17–18 February 1944, was a massive United States Navy air and surface attack on Truk Lagoon conducted as part of the Allies' offensive drive against the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) through the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II.

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Pacific War

The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China (including the 1945 Soviet–Japanese conflict). The Second Sino-Japanese War between the Empire of Japan and the Republic of China had been in progress since 7 July 1937, with hostilities dating back as far as 19 September 1931 with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. However, it is more widely accepted that the Pacific War itself began on 7/8 December 1941, when Japan invaded Thailand and attacked the British possessions of Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong as well as the United States military and naval bases in Hawaii, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines. The Pacific War saw the Allies pitted against Japan, the latter briefly aided by Thailand and to a much lesser extent by the Axis allied Germany and Italy. The war culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and other large aerial bomb attacks by the Allies, accompanied by the Soviet declaration of war and invasion of Manchuria on 9 August 1945, resulting in the Japanese announcement of intent to surrender on 15 August 1945. The formal surrender of Japan ceremony took place aboard the battleship in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. Japan's Shinto Emperor was forced to relinquish much of his authority and his divine status through the Shinto Directive in order to pave the way for extensive cultural and political reforms. After the war, Japan lost all rights and titles to its former possessions in Asia and the Pacific, and its sovereignty was limited to the four main home islands.

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu.

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Radar

Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.

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Rear admiral

Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore (U.S equivalent of Commander) and captain, and below that of a vice admiral.

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Rising Sun Flag

The design was originally used by feudal warlords in Japan during the Edo period.

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Royal Naval Air Service

The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914Admiralty Circular CW.13963/14, 1 July 1914: "Royal Naval Air Service – Organisation" to 1 April 1918, when it was merged with the British Army's Royal Flying Corps to form a new service, the Royal Air Force, the first of its kind in the world.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Ryūnosuke Kusaka

, was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II who served as Chief of Staff of the Combined Fleet.

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Ryusaku Yanagimoto

was captain of the ''Sōryū'' in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Second Carrier Division

was an aircraft carrier unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy's First Air Fleet.

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Sentarō Ōmori

, was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Shigeyoshi Miwa

, was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Southwest Area Fleet

The was a fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy established during World War II.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

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Sunda Islands

The Sunda Islands are a group of islands in the Malay archipelago.

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Takijirō Ōnishi

was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, who came to be known as the father of the kamikaze.

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Tamon Yamaguchi

was a rear admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy who served during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and in the Pacific War during World War II.

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Third Carrier Division

The was primarily a seaplane tender unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet.

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Third Fleet (Imperial Japanese Navy)

The was a fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), which was created, and subsequently disbanded on six separate occasions and revived on five separate occasions.

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Torpedo bomber

A torpedo bomber is a military aircraft designed primarily to attack ships with aerial torpedoes.

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United States Pacific Fleet

The United States Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT) is a Pacific Ocean theater-level component command of the United States Navy that provides naval forces to the United States Indo-Pacific Command.

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Vice admiral

Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal.

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William Halsey Jr.

Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr., KBE (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959),"Halsey", ArlingtonCemetery.net.

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1st Air Fleet (Imperial Japanese Navy)

The also known as the Kidō Butai ("Mobile Force"), was a name used for a combined carrier battle group comprising most of the aircraft carriers and carrier air groups of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), during the first eight months of the Pacific War.

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1st Air Fleet (Japan), 1st Air Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Carrier Striking Task Force, First Air Fleet, Kido Butai, Kidō Butai.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Air_Fleet_(Imperial_Japanese_Navy)

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