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  • Battle of Midway Jessica Meck and Stephanie Norris
  • Midway
    • Located in Central Pacific Ocean
    • 2 small islands
    • Circular atoll
  • Beginning & End
    • June 4,1942
    • June 7, 1942
  • US vs. Japan
    • US Commander
      • Admiral Nimitz
    • Japanese Commander
      • Admiral Yamamoto
  • Cause of Battle of Midway
    • Attack on Pearl Harbor
    • Japanese failure at Coral Sea
      • Cause Japanese to battle against American Navy
      • Japanese wanted more control of Pacific Ocean
  • Japan’s Plan
    • Sent half his aircrafts to attack Midway in the early hours
    • Other half armed incase of American warships’
    • Wait for US aircrafts to strike back
  • Code Deciphered
    • Assemble aircraft carrier task force
    • Set off a diversion attack off the Aleutian Islands
    • Set up the U.S. Navy to go to Midway Island and get into a battle
    • Destroy remainder of American fleet after Pearl Harbor
  • Plan Failure
    • US commander knew Japanese plans beforehand
    • Attack before Japan expects them to
  • US Loss
    • Unite States
      • 340 killed
      • Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown
      • Destroyer USS Hammann
      • 145 aircraft
    USS Yorktown
  • Japan Loss
    • Japan
      • 3,057 killed
      • Aircraft Carrier Akagi
      • Aircraft Carrier Kaga
      • Aircraft Carrier Soryu
      • Aircraft Carrier Hiryu
      • Heavy Cruiser Mikuma
      • 228 aircraft
    Carrier Akagi
  • Outcome
    • Most important
    • naval attack of WWII
    • Permanently
    • weakened Imperial
    • Japanese Navy
    American Aircraft
  • References
    • World War II: Battle of Midway - Turning Point in the Pacific . Kennedy Hickman. Web. 23 Mar.2010.
      • <http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/Midway.htm>.
    • Battle of Midway . 9 Feb. 2009. Web. 23 Mar. 2010.
      • <http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Midway>.
    • Battle of Midway . 2000. Web. 23 Mar. 2010.
      • <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_midway.htm>.
    • The Battle of Midway, 1942 . 2001. Web. 23 Mar. 2010. <http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/midway.htm>.