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Yanagi mission: Submarine connection between Nazi Germany & Japan

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Yanagi mission was a series of submarine voyages undertaken by the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War to exchange technology, skills and materials with Nazi Germany. In April 1942 I-30 departed Kure, Japan with a cargo of strategic materials and plans of the Type 91 aerial torpedo; after missions in the Indian Ocean with other submarines, she detached in June to proceed to Lorient, arriving there in August 1942. She departed France later that month carrying German military technology, including plans for and a complete set of a Würzburg radar, torpedoes and torpedo data computers, and Enigma machines,...
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