Battle Of Midway

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Battle Of Midway

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

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