Battle of Midway


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Noun1.Battle of Midway - naval battle of World War II (June 1942)Battle of Midway - naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Midway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
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Other lessons were learned and applied at the Battle of Midway, which history records as a turning point of the war.
It charts the true story of a rescue using previously classified documents and interviews with survivors to tell the story of Typhoon Cobra, which claimed more lives than the Battle of Midway. An extraordinary account of an extraordinary, little-revealed event which provoked extreme heroism under extreme conditions.
The film is based on the story of the famed Battle of Midway, which turned the table in favour of America's battle against Japan.
The US triumphed over the Japanese in the Battle of Midway. The three-day fight was a turning point in the Pacific Theatre of WW2.
Likewise, the majority of Pacific war historians would claim that the Battle of Midway, won by the US Navy in June 1942, was the turning point of the war against Japan.
The logical starting point is Admiral Chester Nimitz's famous "letter of instruction" (actually, of course, transmitted as a message) to Rear Admirals Frank Jack Fletcher and Raymond Spruance on the eve of the battle of Midway. To quote a U.S.
The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk did not participate in the Battle of Midway. She was not commissioned until 1961.
Spruance (1886-1969), an American naval hero of the Battle of Midway in World War II.
For example, the chapter on World War II lists the wrong dates for the Battle of Midway and discusses that battle before examining the Battle of the Coral Sea, which actually preceded Midway (pp.
The airport is currently called Henderson Field after a US marine pilot killed in the Battle of Midway, however it is thought that the name should be altered to lure increased Japanese investment.
From the book Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway by N.