Battle Of Midway!!!!!!

''No Guts...No Glory''

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Intoduction of Battle of Midway

Six months afterthe attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States defeated Japan in one of the most decivise naval battles of WW2.Thanks in partto major advances in breaking, The U.S. was able to preempt and counter Japan's planned ambush of it's few remaining aircraft carriers, inflicting permanent damage on the planes on the Japanese Navy. An important turning point in the Pacific campaing, victory allowed the U.S. and it's allies to move in offense position.

March 3,1942-June 4,1942

Tuesday, March 3rd 1942 at 7pm

Midway Island, Hawaii, United States

In May 1942, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sought to draw the US Pacific Fleet into a battle where he could overwhelm and destroy it. To accomplish this he planned an invasion of Midway Island which would provide a base for attacking Hawaii. Using decrypted Japanese radio intercepts, Admiral Chester Nimitz was able to counter this offensive. On June 4, 1942, US aircraft flying from USS Enterprise, USS Hornet, and USS Yorktown attacked and sunk four Japanese carriers, forcing Yamamoto to withdrawal. The Battle of Midway marked the turning point of World War II in the Pacific.

United States Vs. Japan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With the loss of Vice Admiral Nagumo's four fleet carriers, Admiral Yamamoto realised that his Midway offensive had turned into a disaster for the Japanese Navy. He believed that he could still save face by concentrating his battleships and cruisers and launching night attacks on the Midway military installations and the two surviving American carriers and their warship escorts. The advantage in night actions would lie with the Japanese who had developed a high degree of technical skill in night fighting at sea, and Yamamoto was aware that the American carriers would be hampered by the difficulty of launching and recovering aircraft at night.

However, Rear Admiral Spruance had foreseen the possibility of a night attack on his carriers by Japanese warships, and had temporarily withdrawn his ships to the east. Shortly after midnight, on 5 June, when there was no longer a question of a night action, Spruance turned back in the hope of closing with the Japanese warships in time for a daylight air strike.

sources

*nationalww2museum.org


*http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/midway.htm