Order of battle of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

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This is the attack on Pearl Harbor's order of battle for both the Empire of Japan and the United States.

Imperial Japanese Navy[edit]

Naval General Staff—Admiral Osami Nagano

  • Akagi (flag)—Captain Kiichi Hasegawa
    • Air Officer—Commander Masuda Shogo
      • VTB Leader—Commander Mitsuo Fuchida
        • 1st Squadron (5x B5N2 "Kate")—Commander Fuchida
        • 2nd Squadron (5xB5N)-Lieutenant Iwasaki Goro
        • 3rd Squadron (5xB5N)-Lieutenant Furukawa Izumi
      • VT Leader—Lieutenant Commander Murata Shigeharu
        • 1st Squadron (3xB5N)-Lieutenant Commander Shigehara
        • 2nd Squadron (3xB5N)
        • 3rd Squadron (3xB5N)-Lieutenant Negishi Asao
        • 4th Squadron (3xB5N)
      • VB Leader—Lieutenant Takehiko Chihaya
        • 21st Squadron (3xD3A1 "Val")—Lieutenant Chihaya
        • 22nd Squadron (3xD3A) (1 aircraft lost)
        • 23rd Squadron (3xD3A) (1 aircraft lost)
        • 25th Squadron (3xD3A)-Lieutenant Zenji Abe
        • 26th Squadron (3xD3A) (2 aircraft lost)
        • 27th Squadron (3xD3A)
      • VF Leader—Lieutenant Commander Shigeru Itaya
        • 1st FCU Wave 1 (9xA6M2 "Zeke")—Lieutenant Commander Itaya (one aircraft lost)
        • 1st FCU Wave 2 (9xA6M)—Lieutanant Saburo Shindo
        • CAP (9xA6M)
  • Kaga—Captain Okada Jisaku
    • Air Officer—Commander Sata Naohito
      • VTB Leader—Lieutenant Commander Kakuichi Hashiguchi
        • 1st Sqdn (5xB5N)—Lieutenant Commander Hashiguchi
        • 2nd Squadron (5xB5N)-Lieutenant Hideo Maki
        • 3rd Squadron (5xB5N)-Lieutenant Yoshitaka Mikami
      • VT Leader—Lieutenant Kazuyoshi Kitajima
        • 1st Squadron (3xB5N)—Lieutenant Kitajima (one aircraft lost)
        • 2nd Squadron (3xB5N) (one aircraft lost)
        • 3rd Squadron (3xB5N)-Lieutenant Mimori Suzuki (Killed in Action) (two aircraft lost)
        • 4th Squadron (3xB5N) (one aircraft lost)
      • VB Leader—Lieutenant Saburo Makino (Killed in Action)
        • 21st Squadron (3 D3A)—Lieutenant Makino (one aircraft lost)
        • 22nd Squadron (3 D3A)
        • 23rd Squadron (3 D3A) (one aircraft lost)
        • 24th Squadron (3 D3A)-Lieutenant Shoichi Ogawa (two aircraft lost)
        • 25th Squadron (3 D3A)
        • 26th Squadron (3 D3A)
        • 27th Squadron (3 D3A)-Lieutenant Shoichi Ibuki (one aircraft lost)
        • 28th Squadron (3 D3A) (one aircraft lost)
        • 29th Squadron (3 D3A)
      • VF Leader—Lieutenant Yoshio Shiga
        • 2nd FCU Wave 1 (9xA6M)—Lieutenant Shiga
        • 2nd FCU Wave 2 (9xA6M)—Lieutenant Yaushi Nikaido (two aircraft lost)
        • CAP (9xA6M)
  • 2nd Carrier Division
    • Rear Admiral Yamaguchi Tamon
    • Sōryū—Captain Yanagimoto Ryusaku
    • Air Officer—Commander Kusumoto Ikuto
      • VTB Leader—Lieutanant Heijiro Abe
        • 1st Squadron (5xB5N)—Lieutanant Abe
        • 2nd Squadron (5xB5N)-Lieutenant Sadao Yamamoto
      • VT Leader—Lieutenant Tsuyoshi Nagai
        • 1st Squadron (2xB5N)—Lieutenant Nagai
        • 2nd Squadron (2xB5N)
        • 3rd Squadron (2xB5N)-Lieutenant Tatsumi Nakajima
        • 4th Squadron (2xB5N)
      • VB Leader—Lieutenant Commander Egusa Takeshige
        • 21st Squadron (3xD3A)—Lieutenant Commander Egusa (one aircraft lost)
        • 22nd Squadron (3xD3A)
        • 23rd Squadron (3xD3A)
        • 24th Squadron (3xD3A)-Lieutenant Masatake Ikeda
        • 25th Squadron (3xD3A)
        • 26th Squadron (3xD3A) (one aircraft lost)
      • VF-Leader—Lieutenant Masaji Suganami
        • 3rd FCU Wave 1 (9xA6M)—Lieutanant Suganami
        • 3rd FCU Wave 2 (9xA6M)—Lieutenant Fusata Iida (Killed in Action) (three aircraft lost)
        • CAP (9xA6M)
  • Hiryū—Captain Kaku Tomeo
    • Air Officer—Commander Amagai Takahisa
      • VTB Leader—Lieutenant Commander Tadashi Kosumi
        • 1st Squadron (5xB5N)—Lieutenant Commander Kosumi
        • 2nd Squadron (5xB5N2 "Kate")-Lieutenant Toshio Hashimoto
      • VT Leader—Lieutenant Heita Matsumura
        • 1st Squadron (2xB5N)—Lieutenant Matsumura
        • 2nd Squadron (2xB5N)
        • 3rd Squadron (2xB5N)-Lieutenant Hiroharu Sumino
        • 4th Squadron (2xB5N)
      • VB Leader—Lieutenant Michio Kobayashi (not present)
        • 21st Squadron (2xD3A)—Lieutenant Kobayashi
        • 22nd Squadron (3xD3A) (one aircraft lost)
        • 23rd Squadron (3xD3A)
        • 24th Squadron (3xD3A)-Lieutenant Shun Nakagawa
        • 25th Squadron (3xD3A)
        • 26th Squadron (3xD3A) (one aircraft lost)
      • VF Leader—Lieutenant Okajima
        • 4th FCU Wave 1 (6xA6M)—Lieutenant Kiyokima Okajima
        • 4th FCU Wave 2 (9xA6M)—Lieutenant Sumio Nono (one aircraft lost)
        • CAP (9xA6M)
  • 5th Carrier Division
    • Rear Admiral Hara Chuichi
    • Shōkaku (Shōkaku-class)—Captain Jojima Takatsugu
    • Air Officer—Commander Wada Tetsujiro
      • VTB Leader—Lieutenant Tatsuo Ichihara
        • 1st Sqdn (9xB5N)—Lieutenant Ichihara
        • 2nd Squadron (9xB5N)-Lieutenant Tsutomu Hagiwara
        • 3rd Squadron (9xB5N)-Lieutenant Yoshiaki Ikuin
      • VB Leader—Lieutenant Commander Takahashi Kakuichi
        • 1st Sqdn (9xD3A)—LCDR Takahashi
        • 2nd Squadron (9xD3A)-Lieutenant Masao Yamaguchi (one aircraft lost)
        • 3rd Squadron (9xD3A)-Lieutenant Hisayoshi Fujita
      • VF Leader—Lieutenant Tadashi Kaneko
        • 5th FCU Wave 1 (6xA6M)—Lieutenant Kaneko
        • CAP (9xA6M)
    • Zuikaku (Shōkaku-class)—Captain Yokokawa Ichibei
    • Air Officer—Commander Shimoda Hisao
      • VTB Leader—Lieutenant Commander Shigekazu Shimazaki
        • 1st Squadron (9xB5N)—Lieutenant Commander Shimazaki
        • 2nd Squadron (9xB5N)-Lieutenant Takemi Iwami
        • 3rd Squadron (9xB5N)-Lieutenant Yoshiaki Tsubota
      • VB Leader—Lieutenant Commander Sakamoto Akira
        • 1st Squadron (9xD3A)—Lieutenant Commander Akira Sakamoto
        • 2nd Squadron (9xD3A)-Lieutenant Tomatsu Ema
        • 3rd Squadron (9xD3A) Lieutenant C. Hayashi
      • VF Leader—Lieutenant Masao Sato
        • 6th FCU Wave 1 (6xA6M)—Lieutenant Sato
        • CAP (9xA6M)
  • 18th Destroyer Division
  • Midway Destruction Unit
  • 2nd Submarine Division
    • Captain Imaizumi Kijiro
      • I-19 (I-15-class {Type B1})
      • I-21 (I-15-class/Type B1)
      • I-23 (I-15-class/Type B1)
  • 1st Supply Train
    • AO (fleet oiler) Kyokuto Maru (impressed merchantman)
    • AO Kenyo Maru (impressed merchantman)
    • AO Kokuyo Maru (impressed merchantman)
    • AO Shinkiku Maru (impressed merchantman)
    • AO Akebono Maru (impressed merchantman)
  • 2nd Supply Train
    • AO Tōhō Maru (impressed merchantman)
    • AO Toei Maru (impressed merchantman)
    • AO Nippon Maru (impressed merchantman)


  • 6th Fleet
    • Vice Admiral Shimizu Mitsumi
      • 1st Submarine Squadron
      • Rear Admiral Sato Tsutomu
        • I-9 (I-9-class {Type A1})
        • I-15 (I-15 class/Type B1)
        • I-17 (I-15 class/Type B1)
        • I-25 (I-15 class/Type B1)
      • 2nd Submarine Squadron
      • Rear Admiral Yamazaki Shigeaki
        • I-7 (I-7 class/Type J3)
        • I-1 (I-1 class/Type J1)
        • I-2 (I-1 class/Type J1)
        • I-3 (I-1 class/Type J1)
        • I-4 (I-1 class/Type J1)
        • I-5 (I-5 class/Type J1M)
        • I-6 (I-6 class/Type J2)
      • 3rd Submarine Squadron
      • Rear Admiral Miwa Shigeyoshi
        • I-8 (I-7 class/Type J3)
        • I-68 (I-68 class/Type KD6A)
        • I-69 (I-68 class/Type KD6A)
        • I-70 (I-68 class/Type KD6A)
        • I-71 (I-68 class/Type KD6A)
        • I-72 (I-68 class/Type KD6A)
        • I-73 (I-68 class/Type KD6A)
        • I-74 (I-74 class/Type KD6B)
        • I-75 (I-74 class/Type KD6B)
      • Special Attack Unit
      • Captain Sasaki Hanku ("mother" submarines commander)
        • Lt. Naoji Iwasa (mini-submarine commander)
        • I-22 (flag) (I-16-class {Type C1}))
        • I-22A (A type mini-submarine)
        • I-16 (I-16-class {Type C1})) Lt. Cmdr. Hiroshi Hanabusa
        • I-16A (A type)—Ensign Sakamaki Kazuo (USA's first POW)
        • I-18 (I-16-class {Type C1}))
        • I-18A (A type)
        • I-20 (I-16-class {Type C1}))
        • I-20A (A type)
        • I-24 (I-16-class {Type C1}))
        • I-24A (A type)
      • Submarine Reconnaissance Unit
      • Commander Kashihara Yasuchika
        • I-10 (I-9 class/Type A1)
        • I-26 (I-26 class/Type B1) Cmdr Minoru Yokota

United States[edit]

Afloat, United States Navy[edit]

Ashore, United States Army[edit]

Ashore, United States Marine Corps[edit]

References[edit]

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