1. He Met His End Through US Retaliation for the Pearl Harbor Attacks
On April 18th, 1943, the US were able to exact their revenge on Yamamoto and the Japanese forces.
The US had intercepted more communications stating that Yamamoto was flying in to the Solomon Islands, to carry out an inspection tour of his forces. The US quickly took action to foil these plans, dispatching 16 P-38 Lightning bombers to shoot down Yamamoto’s plane.
And the mission was indeed successful. Japan took another hit to their forces, while the US had been granted some solace for the Pearl Harbor attacks.