Rear Admiral Kaoru Nakamura, Chief of Administration for Japanese Naval Aeronautical Bureau

He says that Japanese air power spearheading their drive south, southeast and east.

Japanese air power sunk the Repulse and the Prince of Wales, two British ships.

The loss of the naval air power was a major cause of their defeat, he says.

He says the army's air force was not located in an area that would prove useful in the latter stages of the war. They were mainly in China and Manchuria.

He talks about their losses at Midway, and suffered more losses in the battle for the Solomon Islands.

He says they suffered heavy losses of planes in the battles for Formosa and the Philippines.

Others were lost in the battle for Leyte Gulf.

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