Could Japan have won in the Pacific . . .
. . . if the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, had been better planned and executed?
As we all know, the attack on Pearl Harbor was horribly devastating as it actually happened, yet what if . . .
The carriers had been actually in port as planned and were destroyed in the attack?
The Japanese had attacked the submarine base and destroyed the subs then in harbor.
Attacked and destroyed the ship-repair facilities at Pearl.
Had destroyed the oil storage facilities at Pearl.
Had launched a third strike, as Nagumo was urged to do, instead of retiring after the first and second strikes.
Had attacked and occupied Midway in January 1942 instead of waiting until June to make the attempt.
And worst of all, had invaded the Hawaiian Islands immediately after the attack.
Just food for thought . . .
--Pistolenschutze (Pistol Shooter)