Last Tuesday, I picked up three of my kids from church after youth group. It was a little after 5:00….
“When we lost Saipan, hell was upon us,” Fleet Admiral Osami Nagano, supreme naval adviser to the Emperor, said. Vice Admiral Shigeyosh Miwa, commander of the Japanese submarine force that attacked Pearl Harbor, was even more precise after the war: “Our war was lost with the loss of Saipan. It meant that the United States could cut off our shipping and attack our homeland.”