American Vengeance

History Documentaries

It’s April 18th, 1943 and a squadron of P-38s races low over the waves of the Pacific, off the coast of Bougainville Island, modern day Papua New Guinea. In the formation 1st Lieutenant Rex Barber and the rest of his flight are on a hunt for the highest profile target of their careers, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. A revenge attack for Pearl Harbor, Operation Vengeance was designed to take out one of Japan’s top military commanders. This operation was possible due to decrypted Japanese communications, which revealed Yamamoto’s exact itinerary. The successful execution of Operation Vengeance was designed to significantly impact Japanese naval strategy and morale due to the loss of their high-profile, talented and popular military leader.

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