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Midway Midway Presentation Transcript

  • Where was the battle?
    • The battle took place at the United States Mid-Pacific base at the Midway.
  • Who was in the battle? The Battle of the Midway was fought between the Japanese and the United States Pacific fleet in World War II. View slide
  • When was the battle?
    • On the 4 th day of June of the year 1942 the battle of the Midway began.
    • The battle lasted four days.
    • The Battle of the Midway ended on June 7 th 1942
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  • What happened?
    • The Battle of the Midway was fought during the in WWII. Before the start of this battle Japanese military were on their way trying to capture territory, throughout Asia, and the Pacific. Japanese military planned on capturing the Midway to use as an advance base to destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The U.S. had already planned to take on the Japanese, due to good communications. The U.S. Fleet had a surprise attack on the Japanese forces. The battle resulted in an Allies victory by U.S. experts that had broken the Japanese fleet code
    • and also by sinking four Japanese carries and defeating a number of Japanese planes.
  • Why did the battle take place? The Battle of the Midway was brought on by the Japanese forces planning to defeat the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The Japanese were planning to take over the Midway to use it as an advance base and destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
  • USS Yorktown
    • The USS Yorktown fought during the Pearl Harbor attack but quickly got repaired and fought in the Battle of the Midway.
    • The first day of the battle the USS Midway was hit by the Japanese torpedoes and bombs which damaged the ship and was vacated that afternoon.
    • During the 6 th day of fighting another Japan torpedo took out the carrier Hamman and also sunk the USS Yorktown.
  • USS Yorktown years later…
    • In May 1998 the USS Yorktown was found under water in good condition after the 56 years it has been there.
  • Akagi
    • Was a 34,364 ton aircraft carrier.
    • Was one of Japan’s largest aircraft carrier.
    • Was apart of the Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941, But a couple months later Akagi was heading to the midway and was bombed by the US causing it to catch fire.
  • Important People
    • US Commanders
    • Chester W. Nimitz
    • An admiral in the US Navy
    • Frank Jack Fletcher
    • Operational commander
    • Raymond A. Spruance
    • commanded US naval forces
    • Japan’s Commanders
    • Isoroku Yamamoto
    • commander-in-chief
    • Chuichi Nagumo
    • Admiral
    • Tamon Yamaguchi
    • Vice Admiral
    Isoroku Yamamoto Spruance , Mitscher , Nimitz, and Lee
  • Battle of Midway memorial at Midway airport
    • "The fate of the nation quite literally depended upon a dozen men who had devoted their lives and their careers, in peace and in war, to radio intelligence" Admiral Nimitz  
  • Battle of the Midway Facts. Strength The United States Japan 3 carriers 4 carriers 15 support ships 15 support ships 233 carrier aircraft 248 carrier aircraft 127 land-based aircraft 2 battleships Casualties and losses The United States Japan 1 carrier sunk 4 carriers sunk 1 destroyer sunk 1 cruiser sunk 98 aircraft destroyed 248 carrier aircraft destroyed 307 killed 3,057 killed
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    • &quot;Battle of Midway -.&quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . 27 Apr. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Midway>.
    • &quot;Battle of Midway: 4-7 June 1942.&quot; DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORY & HERITAGE COMMAND . 21 Apr. 2009. 27 May 2009.
    • OSU Department of History. &quot;Battle of the Midway.&quot; E History Archive . 2009. 27 Apr. 2009.