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Lanai is an island in the center of the Hawaiian Islands west of Maui. The mother submarines that carried the force of midget submarines to attack Pearl Harbor hoped to retrieve their boats two miles southwest of Lanai at 0330 on 8 December. None of their midget submarines survived to keep the appointment. Only one man of the force, Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki (Sakamaki, Kazuo) lived through the day and he became the Americans' first prisoner of war.

See also: Hawaiian Islands; midget submarines; Pearl Harbor; Sakamaki, Kazuo