Battle o Midway

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Battle o Midway
Pairt o the Paceefic Theatre o Warld War II
SBD-3 Dauntless bombers of VS-8 over the burning Japanese cruiser Mikuma on 6 June 1942.jpg
U.S. Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers frae USS Hornet aboot tae attack the burnin Japanese cruiser Mikuma for the third time on 6 Juin 1942
Date4–7 Juin 1942
LocationMidway Atoll
28°12′N 177°21′W / 28.200°N 177.350°W / 28.200; -177.350Coordinates: 28°12′N 177°21′W / 28.200°N 177.350°W / 28.200; -177.350
Result Decisive American victory
Belligerents
 Unitit States  Japan
Commanders an leaders
Chester W. Nimitz
Frank Jack Fletcher
Raymond Spruance
Isoroku Yamamoto
Nobutake Kondō
Chūichi Nagumo
Strenth
3 carriers
7 hivy cruisers
1 licht cruiser
15 destroyers
233 carrier-based aircraft
127 laund-based aircraft
16 submarines[1]
4 carriers
2 battleships
2 hivy cruisers
1 licht cruiser
12 destroyers
248 carrier-based aircraft[2]
16 floatplanes

Did nae pairteecipate in battle:
2 licht carriers
5 battleships
4 hivy cruisers
2 light cruisers
~35 support ships
Casualties an losses
1 carrier sunk
1 destroyer sunk
~150 aircraft destroyed
307 killed[3]
4 carriers sunk
1 hivy cruiser sunk
1 hivy cruiser damaged
248 aircraft destroyed[4]
3,057 killed[5]
37 captured[6]

The Battle o Midway wis a decisive naval battle in the Paceefic Theatre o Warld War II.[6][7][8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Blair 1975, p. 240 map
  2. Parshall & Tully 2005, pp. 90–91
  3. "The Battle of Midway". Office of Naval Intelligence. 
  4. Parshall & Tully 2005, p. 524
  5. Parshall & Tully 2005, pp. 114, 365, 377–380, 476
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Battle of Midway: June 4–7, 1942". Naval History & Heritage Command. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  7. Dull 1978, p. 166
  8. "A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers: Battle of Midway". U.S. Navy. 2007. Archived frae the oreeginal on 12 June 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2007. 

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