While Lieutenant Ruff waited for services to start, the reveille watch on Nevada polished brass, piped away breakfast and woke the forenoon watch.
Pilots lost sight of their leaders, or even the aircraft ahead, and had to gain altitude and circle to get their bearings.
A place where the echoes of history can still be felt, the sunken ships can still be seen and decommissioned battleships can be strolled upon.
Takeshi Naito, the assistant to Berlin, flew to Taranto to investigate the attack first hand, and Naito subsequently had a lengthy conversation with Cdr.
The Japanese would have had an edge in aircraft carriers, but this would have been partially offset by the availability of American land-based aircraft on Wake Island—and the massive depletion of Japanese carrier-based aircraft that resulted from the failed Pearl Harbor attack.
He did not telephone, fearing that his words might be intercepted, and instead sent his dispatch by telegram.|17|21