The early B-17's were over-hyped, and no fortress of the sky at all.

P-40 - it might be the "latest type" fighter, but it couldn't dogfight a Zero beyond a "dive and run"

There weren't even enough to be defensive.

                
Against the Japanese, what were they thinking?

Extensive Conquests will default to thin defenses and critical transport and communication deficiencies.

Their Strategic planning was outdated and unrealistic.

DISPOSITIONS - too few, too far between, too inadequate in every respect except courage and pluck.

Resources were inadequately dispersed, and ripe targets were everywhere.

After this, the Navy skeedaddled.

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