The Battle of Midway

By: Erica Odell

The Days Have Arived

Six months after the attack of Pearl Harbor, June 5th 1942, the U.S. defeated the Japanese at the Midway Atoll. The U.S took down four naval ships belonging to the Japanese, and the cause was all about who would gain territory in East Asia.


The U.S. goal for the attack was to protect our land from more damage and keep the fight from the U.S. territory.


Japan's main goal was to remove the U.S from being a Pacific Power so they could take East Asia.

Impacts?

The winning of this war made U.S Naval power look unbreakable which later on helped us stage more effective attacks against Japan and its axis allies.


Citizens said this was a big turning point in the Pacific threat of the war.

Strategies

US: The US winning strategy was air attacks against the Japanese, forcing the Japanese to surrender.


Japanese: The Japanese strategy was to surprise the Americans in water due to the fact that they had small numbers because of the Battle at Coral Sea.

Chester W. Nimits U.S.

Nimits was Fleet Admiral. He participated in seven battles including:
  • Battle of the Coral Sea
  • Solomon islands
  • Battle of the Philippine Sea
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Battle of Okinawa
He also contributed in WWl and WWll and obviously, the Battle of Midway.

Frank Jack Fletcher U.S

Fletcher's role was lieutenant. Lieutenant Fletcher contributed in eight battle/wars/revolutions:
  • Mexican Revolution
  • Battle of Veracruz
  • Battle of the Atlantic
  • Battle of the Coral Sea
  • Guadalcanal Campaign
  • Tulagi
  • Eastern Solomons
as well as the Battle of Midway. Lieutenant Fletcher was also in WWl and WWll.

Raymond A. Spruance U.S

Spruance's commands were part of The United states 5th Fleet. Spruance only fought in four battles:


  • Battle of the Philippine Sea
  • Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Battle of Okinawa
  • and the Battle of Midway
He also took part in WWl and WWll.

Marc Mitscher (AKA Pete) U.S

Pete was a pioneer in naval aviation. He contributed in seven battles
  • Doolottle Raid
  • Solomon Islands Campaign
  • Battle of the Philippine Sea
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Battle of Okinawa
  • and in the Battle of Midway
He also took part in WWl and WWll.

Thomas C. Kinkaid U.S

Served as an Admiral and took part in five battles: two World Wars, the Chinese Civil War, and two unknown wars/battles.

Japanese Generals

  1. Isoroku Yamamoto; Rank: Marshal and Commander-in-chief; fought in three wars
  2. Nobutake Kondo; Rank: Admiral; fought in two wars and seven battles
  3. Chuichi Nagumo; Rank: Admiral; fought in one war and six battles
  4. Tamon Yamaguchi; Rank: Vice Admiral; fought in two wars and three battles
  5. Ryusaku Yanagimoto; Rank: Rear Admiral; died in battle
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