Editor of a number of articles by Japanese naval leaders of World War II that appeared in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings and formerly an assistant to Rear Admiral Samuel E. Morrison in the preparation of his History of U. S. Naval Operations in World War II, Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve, was with the U.S. Department of State

Articles by Roger Pineau

In Profile—Robert Sherrod

By Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
September 1990
World War II correspondents are a vanishing breed. In September 1989, five hundred of them were invited to a reunion in New York City. Half that number was expected; only ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Major Ken McKenzie, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, Captain John Coote, Royal Navy (Retired), Barry Gough, & Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1992
Samuel Eliot Morison’s Historical World Gregory M. Pfitzer. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1991. Bib. Illus. Ind. Notes. 367 pp. $29.95 ($26.95). Reviewed by Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired) ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired) & Captain Ernest L. Schwab, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 1991
Target: Pearl Harbor Michael Slackman. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press and Arizona Memorial Museum Association, 1990. 365 pp. Append. Bib. Ind. Maps. Notes. Photos. $19.95 ($17.95). Investigations of the Attack ...

Japanese Naval Aviation

By Captain Toshikazu Ohmae (formerly with the Imperial Japanese Navy), and Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve
December 1972
This html article is produced from an uncorrected text file through optical character recognition. Prior to 1940 articles all text has been corrected, but from 1940 to the present most ...

Spirit of the Divine Wind

By Roger Pineau
November 1958
28 October 1944 Nichols Field, Manila Dear Parents, Congratulate me, for I have been given a splendid opportunity to die. Tomorrow we will be sixteen warriors, manning our planes to ...
American cruiser caught in the searchlights of a Japanese ship during the Battle of Savo Island

The Battle of Savo Island

By Captain Toshikazu Ohmae, former Imperial Japanese Navy; Edited by Roger Pineau
December 1957
A complete account of the Battle of Savo Island from the Japanese point of view.

Japan's Losing Struggle for Guadalcanal

By Vice Admiral Raizo Tanaka, former Japanese Imperial Navy; With the Assistance of Roger Pineau
August 1956
Part II The first essential of a successful amphibious operation is to deprive the enemy of control of the surrounding air. At Guadalcanal this meant the destruction of planes on ...

Japan's Losing Struggle For Guadalcanal

By Vice Admiral Raizo Tanaka, former Japanese Imperial Navy; With the Assistance of Roger Pineau
July 1956
Part I It came as a surprise to me in mid-August 1942, to learn that, as Commander Destroyer Squadron 2,1 had been chosen to assume command of a force to ...

U.S.S. Noa And The Fall Of Nanking

By Roger Pineau
November 1955
In the extensive system of functionaries, the naval Admiral or Captain is incidentally one and in international law, as in strategy and tactics, he must know the doctrine of his ...

How The Panay Was Sunk

By Masatake Okumiya Assisted by Roger Pineau
June 1953
The Government of the United States and all its citizens were shocked and concerned by news of indiscriminate aerial bombing of American and other non-Chinese vessels in the Yangtze River ...
Smoke rising from the USS St. Lo after hits from a kamikazes

With Kurita in the Battle for Leyte Gulf

By Rear Admiral Tomiji Koyanagi, former Imperial Japanese Navy
February 1953
In 1944 I was chief of staff to Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita, Commander in Chief of the Second Fleet of the Japanese Navy. Built around powerful battleships and cruisers, this ...

The End Of “Yamato”

By Mitsuru Yoshida Translated by Masaru Chikuami and edited by Roger Pineau
February 1952
On April 1, 1945, we were moored to | No. 26 buoy floating in the outermost bolder of Kure Naval Port, awaiting our turn to enter dock for quick repairs ...