The Niihau Incident

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    has to do with Pearl Harbor. the Japanese told their pilots if they can't make it back to the fleet to head for an uninhabited island called Niihau. land, and a sub would pick them up. they were attacked by US warplanes on their way back. this is about a zero pilot named Shigenori Nishikaichi who was forced to to fly to Niihau because of battle damage. including a punchered fuel tank. when he and another pilot arrived they were surpised to find the island was inhabited. by unfriendly natives who kept all foreigners out strickly taboo. known as the forbidden island
    Niihau is the is the furthermost western island in the Hawaiian chain

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    to this day it is still the forbidden island
     
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    Very interesting! I remember the camouflaged oil towers and anti-aircraft emplacements in Southern California after WW2. The threat of Japanese invasion was taken very seriously.
     
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    Ditto that.
     
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    I never knew Japan had any plan to save pilots
     
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    What attacks "by US warplanes"?
     
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    The defending fighters based at Wheeler and other airfields.
     
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    Um, yeah ...go on.
     

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