Aloha N. Nease,
Ahhh yes, Zenji Abe...a good friend...when he was coming to visit the USS Arizona Memorial prior to the 50th Anniversary, the Japanese press got wind of things. They asked what his target was...he simply responded, "The second ship from the northern end of Ford Island." That was really all he could say as that was his basic memory of his target.
The second ship from the northern end of Ford Island was USS Arizona...and both the Japanese press AND the US press went wild. They had THE pilot that bombed USS Arizona! On learning of the huge deaths involved Zenji Abe was stunned...and immensely remorseful of his personal responsibility for so many deaths.
He went to pay respects at USS Arizona and was filmed as THE pilot that did the dastardly deed.
He wrote me of his remorse, and I forwarded to him details of his reports given in 1941 and published in Japan....YES, he bombed the second ship from the northern end of Ford Island BUT on the NORTHWEST side not the SOUTHEAST side...
Zenji Abe, a dive bomber pilot, dropped on USS Raleigh, his 250kg bomb went THRU the ship to explode on the harbor bottom. AND none were killed from his bomb.
Abe then dug thru his old files to produce his essay he did for his Japanese Self-Defense Force War College giving his memory of that attack. It was then published in English for MILITARY HISTORY magazine, Dec 1991, special.