The True Story of the Japanese Pilot Who Landed in Hawaii After Bombing Pearl Harbor

And wreaked havoc while there

Shigenori Nishikaichi. By Unknown author — Photo appears on the cover of The Niihau Incident, by Allan Beekman. Patricia Beekman, heir of Allan Beekman., CC BY 2.5, Wikimedia Commons.

At 7:48 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, 1941, 178 Imperial Japanese fighters, dive bombers, and torpedo bombers descended on the relatively unprotected U.S. Pacific Fleet moored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. An hour later, another 167 airplanes arrived, destroying even more of the…



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