Saturday, June 4, 2016

A Look Back At The Battle Of Midway In WWII

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Midway in the Pacific in World War II.

The U.S. Navy history website offers photos and a narrative of the great carrier versus carrier battle.

The Battle of Midway, one of the most important battles of the Pacific campaign in World War II, occurred between June 4 and 7, 1942. The battle took place only six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea. The U.S. Navy defeated an attacking fleet of the Japanese navy near Midway Atoll, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet.
The following lays out the battle in the Pacific which military historians have called “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.”
You can read the rest of the piece and see the photos via the below link:

You can also read my Washington Times review of Carriers: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Important Warships, in which I make note of the Battle of Midway, via the below link:

Note: The above U.S. Navy photo is of the USS Hornet, one of the carriers engaged in the Battle of Midway.

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