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  Battle of Midway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Japanese plan of attack on Midway, which also included a secondary attack against points in the Aleutian Islands by a smaller fleet, was a ploy by the Japanese to lure America's few remaining carriers into a trap and destroy them.
Midway itself was not especially important in the larger scheme of Japan's intentions; however, the Japanese felt that the Americans would consider Midway a vital outpost of Pearl Harbor, and would therefore strongly defend it.
By secure undersea cable, Rochefort asked the Midway base commander to radio a message back to Pearl Harbor stating that drinking water was running low on Midway due to a breakdown of the water plant — and to use a cipher known to have been compromised by the Japanese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Midway   (5146 words)

  
 Battle of Midway
After the battle of Midway, is was even more obvious that the battleship became a secondary type of warship to the aircraft carrier, because of the carrier's ability to sink enemy ships with its aircraft without ever being in range of their heavy guns.
After the battle of Midway, Japan still had 11 aircraft carriers of all types, but only 5 were available for operations, and only one was a large carrier.
Despite all its remaining strength, after the battle of Midway Japan lost its superiority and initiative in the Pacific and was forced to defense.
www.sixthscalebattle.com /catalog.html   (2166 words)

  
 ::Battle of Midway::
The Battle of Midway, fought in June 1942, must be considered one of the most decisive battles of World War Two.
Yamamoto's plan for the attack on Midway was complex and relied on perfect timing and diversionary tactics to lure parts of the American force away from Yamamoto's main battle fleet.
Midway was attacked by Japanese planes at 06.16 with power plants and oil installations being the main target.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /battle_of_midway.htm   (1691 words)

  
 Preserving the Past: After the Battle of Midway
Midway's submarine base was of great strategic importance in the entire Pacific picture and of operational importance to submarines based at Pearl Harbor.
Midway's submarine base, which was commissioned in July 1942, provided the submariners rest and recuperation, which included sports, USO shows, talent shows, mail, news, movies, fresh fruit, ice cream, and real beds in the Pan Am "Gooneyville" Hotel.
Midway's submarine base personnel worked in conjunction with the submarine tenders, and they had the capacity to refit up to four submarines at a time.
www.fws.gov /midway/past/postwar.html   (760 words)

  
 Department of Aviation - Aviation News: Battle of Midway Heroes Honored at Chicago Midway Airport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Battle of Midway Memorial is a tribute and reminder to future generations of the men and women who fought to bring us peace and freedom.
The panoramic view digitally reconstructs the battle's tragedy and triumph under the leadership of Admiral Chester Nimitz, and the innovative military intelligence that ultimately changed the course of world history and won the pivotal Battle of Midway.
Midway Airport was often the stopping point for crewmen and aircraft as they traveled from the east to west coast.
www.flychicago.com /doa/avi_news/doa_avi_news_pr_45.shtm   (550 words)

  
 Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway, fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll, represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war.
After Midway, the two opposing fleets were essentially equals, and the United States soon took the offensive.
The base at Midway, though damaged by Japanese air attack, remained operational and later became a vital component in the American trans-Pacific offensive.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/events/wwii-pac/midway/midway.htm   (1221 words)

  
 Midway Atoll in World War II: the Battle of Midway
The eyes and ears of the U.S. Navy at Midway in 1942, PBY seaplanes flew around the clock and seaplane ramps were used to launch and retrieve PBYs.
During the Battle of Midway, less than six months later, a Japanese pilot dropped a 500-pound bomb, hitting the same side of the hangar.
The shrapnel holes in the metal beams stand as evidence of the destruction wrought upon Midway during the shelling of December 7, 1941, and the bombing of June 4, 1942.
www.fws.gov /midway/past/ww2.html   (1875 words)

  
 The Battle of Midway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While the battle group was able to deal with the threat itself easily, it alerted the Japanese to the presence of U.S. carriers in the area and forced an early takeoff by Doolittle's men.
This would prove a critical element at Midway, as the Japanese would lose focus of their primary objective in the interest of destroying American carriers, an interest derived in a large degree from the incredible success that was the Doolittle Bombing Raid.
At the conclusion of the Battle of Midway, Yamamoto's surprise attack that was supposed to pave the way for full Japanese superiority in the Pacific had quite the opposite effect.
www.columbia.edu /~rrc2002/midway/framing.htm   (1502 words)

  
 CCC - Battle of Midway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Battle of Midway, fought between 4 and 7 June 1942, marked the turning point of the Pacific War.
Midway so reduced Japanese carrier strength that henceforth the Rising Sun was condemned to react to the relentless American advance across the Pacific toward Japan's home islands.
The origins of the Battle of Midway lay in the Doolittle Raid of 15 April 1942.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /si/june02/midway.asp   (2012 words)

  
 All Hands - June 2000 - Battle of Midway
Japanese heavy cruiser of the Mogame-class on fire after an attack by planes of Task Force 16 during the Battle of Midway.
History states that the Battle of Midway started on June 3 and lasted until the sixth.
Midway was selected to be the bait to lure the Pacific Fleet into a position where it could be wiped out.
www.mediacen.navy.mil /pubs/allhands/jun00/pg20a.htm   (546 words)

  
 THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
In the meantime, the defences on Midway were strenghtened.
Planes from the Midway strike were recovered by 0918 (time when VT-8 attacked), and the whole Japanese fleet changed its course to 070 degrees to close in with the American fleet.
They jettisoned their bombs in the lagoon as a friendly gesture, but the gunners on Midway didn't take it in that spirit, so they had to dodge aa fire, until they were recognized as friendlies.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Rhodes/8384/midway.html   (7093 words)

  
 The Perilous Fight . Doolittle Raid & Midway | PBS
Also, Midway under Japanese control would be an ideal spot to harass the Americans, especially in Hawaii.
By issuing a false report about a Midway fresh water shortage—immediately sent out by the Japanese as a water shortage at AF—Admiral Nimitz knew Yamamoto's intentions, and began assembling his forces.
But by then, as a result of the battle of attrition, the Japanese had been effectively defeated.
www.pbs.org /perilousfight/battlefield/doolittle_raid_midway   (373 words)

  
 AVSIM Commercial Add-On Review: Battle For Midway
The Battle for Midway package actually consists of two facets of world history: The Battle for the Coral Sea and the Battle for Midway.
It was the first battle in which carrier-based aircraft were used for an entire battle.
Battle For Midway is historically accurate and definitely worth the purchase price for anyone who loves the Combat Flight Simulator series.
www.avsim.com /pages/0401/midway_04_24/bom.html   (1336 words)

  
 Battle of Midway: an Online Exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The significance of the Battle of Midway is so profound and has had such impact on the course of world events, that as an educational institution we feel the importance of commemorating the Battle - the turning point of the World War II in the Pacific - for all generations.
Midway was indeed an 'incredible victory,' as great a reversal of strategic fortune as the naval world had ever seen, before or since, and a startling vindication of the belief of the naval aviation pioneers in the carrier and its aircraft as the weapon of future maritime dominance."
Because she judged the sea by land standards and applied to air warfare the concepts of sea fighting, Japan's tragic fate was foreordained.
library.nps.navy.mil /home/midway   (403 words)

  
 Midway - The Battle of Midway
Japanese strike forces, spread across 2,000 miles of ocean, were to invade Midway and the two islands in the Aleutians, the bleak archipelago curving westward from the Alaska mainland.
A bomb had struck her in the Battle of the Coral Sea on the 8th May 1942, holing her flight deck and exploding deep within the ship.
The fierce opposition from Midway blunted the Japanese attack, so the leader of the raid radioed his commander saying there was a need for a second attack wave.
www.janesoceania.com /midway_battle/index.htm   (1538 words)

  
 Battle of Midway
Prior to the Battle of Midway our only "200 mile out and 200 mile back" searches relied on dead reckoning, using wind information, and revising wind changes by watching ocean waves using the Beaufort Scale.
The Battle of the Coral Sea was in progress.
Midway was unaware, and ill-prepared for an attack.
www.burtonia.com /ww2/kleiss/midway.html   (3245 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration
BATTLE OF MIDWAY, a decisive naval battle of WORLD WAR II that demonstrated that bombers from aircraft carriers, properly utilized, could defeat a superior surface force.
Early on June 4, Vice Admiral Nagumo, in command of the Japanese carriers, launched 108 planes for an attack on Midway, 240 miles (386 km) to the southeast.
He also learned that another air attack on Midway would be required and ordered his reserve aircraft to be rearmed with fragmentation and incendiary bombs.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_midwaybat.html   (460 words)

  
 The Battle of Midway
The battle itself took place in the Central Pacific from June 4 to June 6 1942, and Ford was present as the Japanese attacked the American outpost on Midway Island.
As Lindsay Anderson observed, The Battle of Midway “… is more to be admired for the extraordinary conviction and virtuosity with which its vivid, scrappy material is used to dramatise the Ford heroic myth, than as a documentary picture of war” (2).
Joseph McBride believes that Ford “… used poetic imagery to convey the feeling of the battle as it was experienced by the men who fought it, thereby enabling the American public to understand the sacrifice necessary to preserve their way of life” (4).
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/cteq/04/battle_of_midway.html   (1161 words)

  
 Battle of Midway: June 4 - 6, 1942
Enterprise, the Battle of Midway began in May 1942, with a crucial bit of deception in the South Pacific.
With the publication of "Shattered Sword" in late 2005, a Midway account authored by Westerners but told from the Japanese point of view and strongly supported by Japanese primary sources, the battle has been cast in a new light.
Operating some 200 miles north-northeast of Midway, Fletcher was confident the Japanese could not be to the south, nor did he expect them to launch a strike against Midway from more than 300 miles out: i.e., 100 miles north of his own force.
www.cv6.org /1942/midway   (1931 words)

  
 Battle of Midway - Part 1
Since the Army was not convinced of the decisive nature of the future battle at Midway, it had pursued its own plans.
Even while the Japanese and American forces were battling for the Coral Sea, Rochefort's men, noticing a increase in Japanese radio traffic, they discovered that a new operation was being planned, an operation combining all fleet units that the Japanese could muster.
Midway's base commander launched all available planes, including the twenty-seven fighters led by Marine Major Floyd B. "Red" Parks, which would jump the enemy bombers on their run in.
www.sunwestmonograms.com /wiseman/bmidway.htm   (6028 words)

  
 Stopping the Tide. The Battle of Midway, 4th June -- 7th June, 1942
Utilizing the underwater telephone connection with Midway, he asked that Midway transmit, via uncoded radio traffic, a message saying that the desalination plant was out of order -- which would be a serious matter on a lonely Pacific isle full of men but lacking substantial natural fresh water supplies.
The Battle of Midway was the most decisive single naval battle in U.S. history.
Midway there would have been merely three carriers remaining to oppose any Japanese move -- none of which was a really good ship.
www.microworks.net /pacific/battles/midway.htm   (5742 words)

  
 The Battle of Midway Roundtable
            But in fact, the Battle of Midway was one of the most important battles of the war, in any theater.
            "The Battle of Midway, fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll, represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's  Pacific Ocean war.
  After Midway, the two opposing fleets were essentially equals, and the United States soon took the offensive.
home.comcast.net /~r2russ/midway/about_bom.html   (768 words)

  
 The Indepundit
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY began sixty-four years ago today, when Admiral Yamamoto's planes bombed the American naval facility on this small atoll in the middle of the Pacific.
The old island of Midway lies across the lagoon from the man-made dredged island holding the runway, where the old WWII airfield lies.
He said three US pilots were plucked from the sea by the Japanese during the battle of Midway and brought back to a carrier.
www.indepundit.com /archive2/2006/06/battle_of_midwa.html   (1558 words)

  
 NavyCompass.com
SAN DIEGO - The Battle of Midway, which took place June 4-7, 1942 near Midway Atoll, is considered by historians to be the most important naval battle of World War II.
Some present-day naval aviators said that the Battle of Midway influenced mission planning, and ultimately, the outcome of future naval battles.
In the 64 years since the Battle of Midway occurred, the memory of this monumental battle has remained.
www.navycompass.com /news/newsview.asp?c=187604   (552 words)

  
 The Battle of Midway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was able to make it back to Midway and land with both tires punctured, but with no strength in his legs he was unable to apply the brakes.
In all, fifteen of the twenty-six Midway fighters were shot out of the sky; others landed in the midst of the Japanese bombing and were destroyed on the ground.
With luck they might be able to land at Midway; more likely, they would have to ditch their planes and make the best of it.
www.worldwar2history.info /Midway/Battle-of-Midway.html   (1524 words)

  
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Before Midway, Japan's vaunted First Air Fleet had attacked Pearl Harbor, domintated the Indian Ocean, and was the strongest air unit in the world.
Midway changed all this, the core of the First Air Fleet was sunk and Japan's offensive capabilities were severly weakened.
After Midway, the US would use its industrial might to out-gun the Japanese in all aspects of the war and go on the offensive.
history.acusd.edu /gen/WW2Timeline/midway/index.html   (181 words)

  
 Battle of Midway: 4-7 June 1942
The Battle of Midway, fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific.
Before this battle the Japanese were on the offensive, capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific.
These were the last survivors of the Battle of Midway to be recovered.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq81-1.htm   (2732 words)

  
 The Battle of Midway: Turning the Tide in the Pacific
Beautiful in flight, but ungainly in their movement on land, the albatrosses were called "gooney birds" by the men stationed on the islands during World War II.
Inhabited by humans for less than a century, Midway dominated world news for a brief time in the early summer of 1942.
This lesson is based on the World War II facilities at Midway, among the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/90midway/90midway.htm   (239 words)

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