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Isoroku Yamamoto
Isoroku Yamamoto

Native name 山本 五十六
Born (1884-04-04)April 4, 1884
Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
Died April 18, 1943(1943-04-18) (aged 59)
Buin, New Guinea
Allegiance  Empire of Japan
Service/branch  Imperial Japanese Navy
Years of service 1901–1943
Rank

Marshal admiral
Commander-in-Chief

Unit Combined Fleet among others
Commands held Isuzu, Akagi
Naval Air Command, Navy Ministry, Naval Air Command, 1st Fleet, Combined Fleet, 1st Battleship Division[1]
Battles/wars Russo-Japanese War

Battle of Tsushima

World War II

Pacific War â€ 

Awards

Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum (2nd class, posthumously)
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun Paulownia Blossoms (1st class)
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure (1st class)
Order of the Golden Kite (1st class)
Order of the Golden Kite (2nd class)
Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords[2]

Anyone who has seen the auto factories in Detroit and the oil fields in Texas knows that Japan lacks the national power for a naval race with America.
Isoroku Yamamoto
Even a burglar hesitates to go back for more.
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
Isoroku Yamamoto
Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House.
Isoroku Yamamoto
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
Isoroku Yamamoto
Japan has always regarded the aircraft carrier as one of the most offensive of armaments.
Isoroku Yamamoto
A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.
Isoroku Yamamoto