Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor / West Loch Research Site
This website includes a depository of primary source material and historical analysis relating to the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack and 1944 West Loch disaster, with a special emphasis on Japanese midget submarine operations. At the site, you can also take a deeper dive into the findings presented in "Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor."

Naval History & Heritage: The Pearl Harbor Attack
See photographs of several Japanese midget subs, read survivor reports, and learn about the historic World War II attack at this website from the U.S. Navy.

Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory—Japanese Midget Submarine
Find out how researchers at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu discovered the fourth midget sub in 2002.

The War | PBS
Learn about and explore accounts of the Second World War at this website from PBS.

Pearl Harbor | Military Channel
Examine the battleground of the Pearl Harbor attack and take a quiz to see how much you know about the historic event at this website from The Military Channel.

Photo # NH 50931
Take a close look at an aerial image of the Pearl Harbor attack that had experts squinting to see if they could spot telltale signs of a midget submarine.


First Shot: The Untold Story of the Japanese Minisubs That Attacked Pearl Harbor
by John Craddock. McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Advance Force-Pearl Harbor
by Burl Burlingame. U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2002.

Pearl Harbor 1941: The Day of Infamy
by Carl Smith. Osprey Publishing Ltd., 2001.

Midget Submarines of the Second World War
by Paul Kemp. Caxton Editions, 1999.

I Attacked Pearl Harbor
by Kazuo Sakamaki. Association Press, 1949.


"Historical Center, Researchers Visit Wreck of WWII Midget Sub", September 29, 2005.

"Midget Sub Discovery Stirs Ghosts of the Past"
by Bob Wurth. Sydney Morning Herald, December 13, 2006.

"Japanese Subs Found Off Hawaii Could Have Changed World War II"
by Peter N. Spotts. The Christian Science Monitor, November 12, 2009.

"2 Sunken Japanese Subs Are Found Off Hawaii"
by Henry Fountain. The New York Times, November 12, 2009. submarine&st=cse

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