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This was the one where they investigated the fate of the "5th minisub" which was sent into Pearl Harbor to attack the American ships. They knew the fate (unsuccessful) of the first four, but recently they found the wreckage of the fifth sub outside the harbor, with both torpedoes having been fired, so they set out to unravel the mystery of whether it hit anything, and how it ended up where it did.
As ever, they did a fantastic job of spinning it into an enthralling mystery (although I am sure many of the background facts had been long known). But I was also impressed how sensitively they handled the delicate issues, dealing with both Japanese and American historians and paying proper respect to the Japanese war dead, even though they were enemies in the conflict.
stand corrected. i'm stationed in pearl. just got home today...missed that special. to my knowledge they only accounted for (4) "BUT" some old time Japanese fellow said that one of the midgets were abandoned by the arizona. we were like ????what he ment was, they cut the super structure was cut off several of the battle ships and dragged to middle loch. thought he was some crazy guy from that area of oahu,
#1 - sunk by the Ward - Found just outside the harbor
#2 - sunk by two warships - buried on Ford Island
#3 - ran aground east of Oahu - on display Fredericksburg Tx (It's Capitan is first captured Japanese)
#4 - Scuttled - Keehi Lagoon - on display in Japan at Eta Jima
#5 - Dumped/salvage, just outside the harber - still there
Just finished watching the special, very well done (I like the faux-3D Ken Burns effect they build into the old photographs). It looks abundantly clear (as in, beyond any reasonable doubt) that #5 was salvaged and dumped--one of the segments has a cable tied right through a hole punched in the hull.