24 of the 29 downings have been confirmed. The other 5 Japanese planes can be attributed to the 10 unconfirmed plane downings ( 3 by fighter planes, 2 ditched in the sea after the attack, 5 by AA fire )
The Japanese used 3 types of aircraft against Pearl Harbor.
Zero/Zeke - the Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero fighter
Val - the Aichi D3A1 Type 99 dive bomber
Kate - the Nakajima B5N Type 97 Bomber, used as both a torpedo plane or a high-level bomber.
29 total Japanese Losses:
- 9 Zeros
- 5 Kates
- 15 Vals
How they were lost: (confirmed)
8 confirmed Shot down by US fighters. 3 more were reported downed but could not be confirmed
- 4 Vals were shot down by Lieutenant George Welsh
- 2 Vals shot down by Lieutenant Ken Taylor who claimed 2 additional kills which went unconfirmed.
- 1 Zero shot down by Lieutenant Harry Brown claimed 1 additional kill.
- 1 Zero shot down by Lieutenant Philip Rasmussen
- 2nd-Lieutenant Gordon Sterling (killed) reportedly had 1 unconfirmed kill before himself being shot down.
1 Zero confirmed Crashed on Niihau Island
- Pilot Officer 1st Class Shigenori Nishikaichi of the carrier Hiryu, captured by natives, later killed.
1 Val confirmed Collided with American plane
2 Vals confirmed Ditched in sea en route home, possibly up to 4.
2 Zeros confirmed flew too low and crashed.
10 confirmed Shot down (5)kates, (5)Vals by anti-aircraft fire, possibly up to 15.
- 24 Confirmed (5 Zeros, 14 Vals, 5 Kates )
- 10 other reported down, unconfirmed.