World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: On the Spot

Only the bare fact that Japan's U.S.-hating Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander in Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, had died "in combat with the enemy" was admitted by Tokyo two years ago (TIME, May 31, 1943). U.S. military sources admitted nothing. Last week a Jap war correspondent, captured in northern Luzon, told more of the story: In a twin-engined Jap bomber escorted by 30 fighters, Yamamoto and half a dozen other bigwigs were inspecting Jap-held Pacific islands. Over Kahili airdrome on southern Bougainville, the bomber circled to land and the escort headed back toward Rabaul. At that moment U.S.


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