WiraCast - For Heroes

Episode #07 - Mitsuo Fuchida

We look at the events surrounding the life of Mitsuo Fuchida, the man who lead the Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor.

October 26, 2018 15 minutes WWII Download (MP3)



An imperial Japanese naval pilot, a young woman who's parents were killed by the Japanese in the Philippines and an American airman who participated in the bombing of Japan: this is this weeks Wiracast company of characters. We briefly examine the ability of men and women to forgive and embrace their enemies as we look at the events surrounding the life of Mitsuo Fuchida, the man who lead the Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor.

During his life he was hated for his role in initiating the war with the United States, he was plagued by uncertainties over the future of his nation of Japan and he was nothing short of the embodiment of all the allied fighting men in the Pacific came to hate. But Fuchida was reached by one of those allied fighting men with the message of Jesus Christ and spent the remainder of his post-war life spreading that very message of salvation until his death in the late 1970s. Prepare for a whirlwind tour of post-war Japan and some of the players that dared to change the world.

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