The Battle of Midway Island

The Battle of Midway Island, June 3-7, 1942

Following the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, the Japanese decide to seize Midway Island from the US as a way of solidifying their defensive perimeter and providing a potential base for invading Hawaii, but American codebreakers learn of the Japanese plans. In a daring move, American naval commanders set up an ambush for the Japanese fleet. With detailed knowledge of the Japanese fleet deployment, the Americans sail their entire available carrier fleet to lay in wait North of Midway Island to deliver a surprise blow. See the Flash animation for more.

The Battle Animation

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