Battle of Midway
Sault U.S. History Project
Japan vs. United States
The Battle of Midway was a turning point in World War 2. Six months before the Battle of Midway, the islands were attacked on December 7, 1941, less than two hours after Pearl Harbor.
Defeat of the Japanese
The Battle of Midway effectively destroyed Japan’s naval strength when the Americans destroyed four of its aircraft carriers. Japan’s navy never recovered from its mauling at Midway and it was on the defensive after this battle. The United States stopped the Japanese advance. Although, this victory was not without cost. The Battle of Midway killed 362 Americans and 3,057 Japanese.