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Chuichi Nagumo


// Biography of Nagumo.

Japanese admiral of World War II, commander of the naval force of early intervention that attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941. It was a cautious man, and after their planes had executed two attacks on Pearl Harbor, refused to make a third, it was urged by his flight commanders. This refusal saved the vast stores of fuel in the U.S. Navy. If these had been destroyed, the American fleet had been forced to withdraw to the U.S. Pacific coast. 

In April 1942 Nagumo's forces reached the Indian Ocean, attacked the British naval bases in Ceylon and sank several ships of war. Would eventually be defeated at the Battle of Midway in May 1942, although it has fared better in the Solomons and Santa Cruz, and still lost many of its planes. It was replaced and sent to command the defenses of Saipan, and committed suicide when the Americans were able to invade the island in July 1944.

The english version of this article will be available soon. In the meanwhile, the text above was the result of a Google translation from portuguese version to english.

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