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YamamotoFlyerThe Killing of Yamamoto


Dr. Daniel Haulman


Operation Vengeance was the American military operation to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Imperial Japanese Navy on April 18, 1943, during the Solomon Island campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was killed on Bougainville when his transport bomber aircraft was shot down by United States army Air Forces fighter aircraft operating from Kukum Field on Guadalcanal.

Dr. Haulman is currently the Chief of Organizational Histories Branch at the Air Force Historical Research   Agency located at Maxwell Air Force Base. Dr. Haulman earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, his master's degree from the University of New Orlean's and his doctorate from Auburn University. Dr. Haulman has authored numerous books and and publications and will offer his book, The Killing of Yamamoto, for sale at the lecture. 







 Isoroku Yamamoto

Marshall Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Commander-in-Chief Combined Fleet

4 April 1884 - 18 April 1943

Shot down 18 April 1943 by 1st Lt. Rex Barber, USAAF

Aircraft involved

* Mitsubishi G4M

* Mitsubishi A6M Zeroes

* P-38 Lightnings







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