World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Japan's Weakest Point

Last week the Japanese Navy submitted a public report on its losses in the first year of war. If Tokyo's figures were suspect in details, they were also worth U.S. attention and analysis:

> The Navy said that three aircraft carriers and one battleship had been sunk. Two more carriers and a second battleship had been damaged badly enough to be included in another summary of specific losses. The Japanese thus admitted that five carriers and two battleships had been put out of action—a total very near the U.S. claim that six carriers and two battleships had been sunk.


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