Midway's Destruction Key for Japan
Japanese Attacks Midway
Summary of Event
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The ship you see is the USS Yorktown, it took out most of the Japanese fleet winning the battle for the U.S.
On broad US air craft carrier hit by Japanese dive bombers.
The Battle of Midway started when the Japanese planned an attack on U.S ships to control the main waterways of the Pacific. Japanese commanders Isoroku Yamamoto, Nobutake Kondō, and Chūichi Nagumo wanted to expand their defensive lines in the Pacific and force the U.S to retreat back to their homeland.
The Japanese tried to estimate the date that the U.S was going to attack them and lure them into a trap. The plan started by false Japanese calculations saying that the U.S had technical difficulties trying to find out when the Japanese were going to attack, but American code breakers were able to find out when the Japanese were going to attack, setting up their own ambush. American Commanders Chester W. Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond Spruance planned the counter attack. Months later the Japanese attacked. They lost all four aircraft carriers, and the U.S only lost the USS Yorktown along with other ships.
After The Battle of Midway, both the U.S and Japanese replaced its losses and went back to war. The United States claimed territory called the Pacific Islands. The Battle of Midway is still considered to this day the turning point in World War II in the Pacific Campaign.
Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Marshell Admiral.
This picture represents the attack strategies and movements of both the Japanese and U.S.
Frank Jack Fletcher, U.S Navy Commander.
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
FACTS AND STATISTICS
- At the Battle of Midway the total casualties between Japan And the U.S there was a total of 3,364 deaths
U.S. vs Japan
3 carriers vs. 4 carriers
7 heavy cruisers vs. 2 battleships
1 Light cruiser vs. 2 heavy cruisers
15 destroyers vs. 1 Light cruiser
350 aircraft vs. 12 destroyers
16 subs vs. 248 aircraft
16 float planes
U.S. vs Japan
1 carrier vs. 4 carriers
1 destroyer vs. 2 heavy cruiser
130 aircraft vs. 248 aircraft
307 deaths vs. 3,057 deaths
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