Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor

Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor

DVD - 2010
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Dive beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace provocative new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II: the sinking of the USS Arizona. For decades, it has been thought that the Arizona was sunk by a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft. But the discovery of a group of Japanese midget subs in and around Pearl Harbor has raised questions about the Arizona's final hours.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2010]
ISBN: 9781608831845
Call Number: 940.5451 KILLER
Characteristics: 1 DVD (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Arizona (Battleship)
Nonfiction films.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)
Digital video disc.
Midget submarines -- Japan.
Submarine warfare -- Japan.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine.
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)


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Nov 14, 2013

These midget subs are called "The Type A Ko-hyoteki (甲標的甲型)"-class submarines.
They had hull numbers but no names.
For simplicity, they are most often referred to by the hull number of the mother submarine.
Thus, the midget carried by イ-16 was known as I-16's boat.
Five of these boats participated in the Pearl Harbor attack, with two actually making it into the harbor.
Of the five used at Pearl Harbor, No.19 was captured with its pilot Kazuo Sakamaki where it grounded on the east side of Oahu.
During World War II, No.19 was put on tour across the United States to help sell War Bonds.
Now a U.S. National Historic Landmark, No.19 is an exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Only one of the five subs reached the vicinity of the USS Arizona.
It is an interesting and awesome documentary that shows new findings about the five midget subs.


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