Battle of Midway (1942)

Battle of Midway (1942)

One of the most important battles of World War II proved to be a turning point of the War in the Pacific

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Keywords

Battle of Midway, Midway Islands, Midway, battle, world war, war, fleet, battleship, Pacific Ocean, Japan, America

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Midway Islands

  • Task Force 16
  • Task Force 17
  • Japanese fleet
  • Midway

Japanese fleet

  • Akagi
  • Hiryu
  • Kaga
  • Soryu

American fleet

  • Enterprise
  • Hornet
  • Yorktown

Events of the battle

Narration

Stage 1 (06:20, 4 June 1942)

A group of 108 Japanese planes attacked the airfields on the Midway Islands. 16 American planes were destroyed, and the airfields were severely damaged but remained functional.

Stage 2 (09:30, 4 June 1942)

The Japanese aircraft carriers were attacked by 177 planes from Task Force 16 and 35 planes from Task Force 17. Japanese planes severely damaged the attacking units.

Stage 3 (10:15, 4 June 1942)

In the second wave of American attacks, 55 dive bombers successfully attacked the Japanese carriers Akagi, Kaga and Soryu.

Stage 4 (12:20, 4 June 1942)

The Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu launched a counterattack with its remaining planes. The Yorktown was seriously damaged, and was sunk by a Japanese submarine 2 days later.

Stage 5 (17:00, 4 June 1942)

40 planes launched from the carriers Enterprise and Hornet attacked and destroyed the Hiryu.

Stage 6 (5 June 1942)

The Japanese fleet was forced to retreat after suffering serious losses.

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