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U.S. Army pilot Lt. Rex T. Barber in Lockheed Lightning P-38G shot down Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto over Bougainville in Solomon Islands on April 18, 1943, killing Japan’s top World War II admiral.

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Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was Japan’s top admiral during World War II and was the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor.