The Battle of Midway

In comic book format, describes the battle, including U.S. and Japanese strategy, early Japanese confidence, and the ultimate American victory that ended the Japanese offensive and presaged the country's ultimate defeat.

Author: Stephanie White

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 140420783X

Category: History

Page: 48

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In comic book format, describes the battle, including U.S. and Japanese strategy, early Japanese confidence, and the ultimate American victory that ended the Japanese offensive and presaged the country's ultimate defeat.
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Shattered Sword

Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by "Proceedings" as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005."

Author: Jonathan Parshall

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597973090

Category: History

Page: 640

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Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange s bestselling "Miracle at Midway," Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, "Shattered Sword" makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida s "Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan," an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. The authors examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy s doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, "Shattered Sword" will become an indispensable part of any military buff s library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by "Proceedings" as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005."
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Midway Inquest

Based on extensive research in Japanese primary records, Japanese literature on the battle, and interviews with over two dozen Japanese veterans from the carrier air groups, this book solves the mystery at last.

Author: Dallas W. Isom

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253117021

Category: History

Page: 432

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Midway, the most famous naval battle in American history, has been the subject of many excellent books. However, none satisfactorily explain why the Japanese lost that battle, given their overwhelming advantage in firepower. While no book may ever silence debate on the subject, Midway Inquest answers the central mystery of the battle. Why could the Japanese not get a bomber strike launched against the American carrier force before being attacked and destroyed by American dive bombers from the Enterprise and Yorktown? Although it is well known that the Japanese were unable to launch an immediate attack because their aircraft were in the process of changing armament, why wasn't the rearming operation reversed and an attack launched before the American planes arrived? Based on extensive research in Japanese primary records, Japanese literature on the battle, and interviews with over two dozen Japanese veterans from the carrier air groups, this book solves the mystery at last.
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The Battle of Midway

Author: United States. Naval Operations Office (Navy Department)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113790807

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The Battle of Midway

This book includes some basic information for the more general reader in the USA, Japan or Great Britain, to whom for many the war at sea in the Pacific between 1941 and 1945 still remains largely unknown and unstudied"--Author's note.

Author: Peter Charles Smith

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN: 1873376537

Category: History

Page: 192

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"It is doubtful whether the full and complete story of the Battle of the Midway will ever be told. Such is the complexity of modern naval warfare, and especially the air/sea battles. Midway was a confusing battle, fought across the International Dateline, and, despite the enormous flood of writing on it, many points of detail remain open to differing interpretations ... This book includes some basic information for the more general reader in the USA, Japan or Great Britain, to whom for many the war at sea in the Pacific between 1941 and 1945 still remains largely unknown and unstudied"--Author's note.
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The Battle of Midway

Few of the thousands of modern-day passengers who travel through Chicago are
aware that the city's two major airports are both named to honor heroes of the
Pacific War. Midway Airport is named for the battle itself, and passengers ...

Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199315987

Category: History

Page: 464

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"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2013"--Title page verso.
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Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway

This book is the story of exactly the right man being in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Wade McClusky was that man and this is his story.

Author: David Rigby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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During the Battle of Midway in June 1942, US Navy dive bomber pilot Wade McClusky proved himself to be one of the greatest pilots and combat leaders in American history, but his story has never been told – until now. It was Wade McClusky who remained calm when the Japanese fleet was not where it was expected to be. It was he who made the counterintuitive choice to then search to the north instead of to the south. It was also McClusky who took the calculated risk of continuing to search even though his bombers were low on fuel and may not have enough to make it back to the Enterprise. His ability to remain calm under enormous pressure played a huge role in the US Navy winning this decisive victory that turned the tide of war in the Pacific. This book is the story of exactly the right man being in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Wade McClusky was that man and this is his story.
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The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle.

Author: Thomas C. Hone

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612511269

Category: History

Page: 360

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The best way for today's sailors to learn about a battle is from those who fought it. The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle. The anthology pulls together memoirs, articles, excerpts from other Naval Institute books, and relevant government documents to help readers understand what happened and explain why the battle was so significant to the naval service. The core of the book focuses on events leading up to the battle and the battle itself, with a separate section examining how others have interpreted the battle's often desperate engagements. When the U.S. Navy stopped the Japanese steamroller off Midway Island, it not only turned the progress of the war but set the Navy's foundation for future counter offensives. The Navy's comeback spread to the Solomon Islands and on to the other key strategic areas in the Pacific. While many know that Midway was a crucial American victory, they often do not know the details of the battle. This book tells how, for example, the American PT boats contributed to the victory, how the carrier planes formed up for their attacks, and what role radar played in the battle. In addition to excerpts from books and articles, the guide includes selections from several important Naval Institute oral histories. From the enlisted man's perspective all the way to the admiral's, for both Americans and Japanese, readers see the U.S. Navy's greatest victory as the participants saw it.
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The Battle of Midway

Illustrated narrative describes the famous naval battle which is said to have turned the tide in our war against Japan

Author: Richard Hough

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: UOM:39015002147018

Category: History

Page: 90

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Illustrated narrative describes the famous naval battle which is said to have turned the tide in our war against Japan
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The Silver Waterfall

The Silver Waterfall is an unforgettable human story - factual historic fiction account honoring those who fought in one of the most pivotal naval battles in world history.

Author: Kevin Miller

Publisher: Braveship Books

ISBN: 1640621148

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The Silver Waterfall is the story of the men who fought the Battle of Midway over three momentous days in June, 1942. Men uncertain, determined, fearful and courageous. Men under crushing pressure, desperate and hopeful. Their story is one of daring, of unfathomable loss, of survival inside rickety airplanes and burning ships. What happened off Midway is a story of reckless pride, and cold realization. The Silver Waterfall is an unforgettable human story - a factual historic fiction account honoring those who fought in one of the most pivotal naval battles in world history.
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Battle of Midway June 3 6 1942

Author: United States. Office of Naval Intelligence. Combat Intelligence Branch

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008186150

Category: Midway, Battle of, 1942

Page: 60

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Midway

With an introduction by an author known for his study of the battle from the American perspective, the work continues to make a significant contribution to World War II literature.

Author: Mitsuo Fuchida

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 1557504288

Category: History

Page: 307

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This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955 and was added to the Classics of Naval Literature series in 1992. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned that tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat. Mitsuo Fuchida, who led the first air strike on Pearl Harbor, commanded the Akagi carrier air group and later made a study of the battle at the Japanese Naval War College. Masatake Okumiya, one of Japan's first dive-bomber pilots, was aboard the light carrier Ryujo and later served as a staff officer in a carrier division. Armed with knowledge of top-secret documents destroyed by the Japanese and access to private papers, they show the operation to be ill-conceived and poorly planned and executed, and fault their flag officers for lacking initiative, leadership, and clear thinking. With an introduction by an author known for his study of the battle from the American perspective, the work continues to make a significant contribution to World War II literature.
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Intelligence And Surprise The Battle Of Midway

I will examine intelligence and the strategy of surprise in general terms and shows how the battle of Midway was influenced by them.

Author: LCMR Stephanie A. Markam USN

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786250698

Category: History

Page: 31

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Intelligence is a key element in the military strategy of surprise. It is perplexing to many that in today’s high technology environment that intelligence cannot prevent surprises from happening. The very nature of the intelligence, no matter how much or how sophisticated it is, will still permit one adversary to surprise another. It is crucial that the operational commander have a clear understanding of the process of the production of intelligence, the uses of intelligence and how it can affect the strategy of surprise. The dramatic success of the Battle of Midway, coming so closely on the heels of the shocking disaster at Pearl Harbor, demonstrated that Admiral Nimitz gained an appreciation for the value of intelligence. I will examine intelligence and the strategy of surprise in general terms and shows how the battle of Midway was influenced by them. Finally, I want to point out that though today’s operations may be more sophisticated than those of World War II, there are plenty of critical concerns to consider today with regard to intelligence and surprise at the operational level.
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The Battle Off Midway Island

An account of the June, 1942, air battle between American and Japanese forces which proved a decisive defeat for the Japanese and the turning point of the war in the Pacific.

Author: Theodore Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0380787903

Category: History

Page: 141

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An account of the June, 1942, air battle between American and Japanese forces which proved a decisive defeat for the Japanese and the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
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Incredible Victory

In stunning detail, Walter Lord, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Day of Infamy and A Night to Remember, tells the story of one of the greatest upsets in naval history. “Graphic and realistic . . . not an impersonalized ...

Author: Walter Lord

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453238479

Category: History

Page: 352

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The “remarkable” New York Times bestseller about the battle in the Pacific that turned the tide of World War II—from the author of The Miracle of Dunkirk (Los Angeles Times). On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the Americans had no chance of winning. They had fewer ships, slower fighters, and almost no battle experience. But because their codebreakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own. Over two days of savage battle, American sailors and pilots broke the spine of the Japanese war machine. The United States prevailed against momentous odds; never again did Japan advance. In stunning detail, Walter Lord, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Day of Infamy and A Night to Remember, tells the story of one of the greatest upsets in naval history. “Graphic and realistic . . . not an impersonalized account of moves on the chessboard of war, [but] a story of individual people facing crucial problems.” —The New York Times
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The Battle of Midway

This is a book about the 1942 Battle of Midway, the turning point of the Pacific war against Japan.

Author: George Walsh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508893810

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Page: 120

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During the dark hours of February 7th, 1932 two aircraft carriers swept down on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Just before dawn they began launching all their attack aircraft from 100 miles north of Oahu. Hawaii's defending forces were caught unprepared that Sunday morning and enormous damage was inflicted on the airfields of Oahu and the naval facilities at Pearl Harbor. The attack, almost 9 years before the actual Japanese attack of December 7th, 1941, was part on the Joint Army-Navy war games leading up to Fleet Exercise XIII. The Army defenders objected to the umpires that it was 'unfair' for the Navy to mount their attack on a Sunday morning! This book examines the origins of the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor and the way that Japan's victory that day laid the groundwork for our Navy's victory six months later at the Battle of Midway. The author examines the peacetime years of disarmament and the perseverance of our Navy's leaders during those budget starved years. Differences developed over the combat role of aircraft. Personnel problems grew over the integrating of aviation officers into positions of leadership. War Plan Orange dominated naval war planning through most of the 1920's and 1930's. The plan relied on our battleships to engage and defeat a Japanese fleet upon declaration of war. The efficiency of Japan's war machine was underestimated. With the loss of our battleships in Pearl Harbor on December 7th our Navy swiftly adapted to a new style of warfare based on the aircraft carrier. This was not accomplished without problems, but the ability of our Navy to adapt resulted in the important victory at the Battle of Midway and the sinking of all four of the attacking Japanese aircraft carriers. The lessons learned from the defeat at Pearl Harbor and the victory at Midway guided our Navy throughout the Pacific War. Unfortunately, some of the pre-war intra-service controversy was extended into the post war years, and was revived in 2006. It's all in the book. Some Battle of Midway cognoscenti may be enraged by this book. Others will be or enthralled, No one will be bored.
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The Unknown Battle of Midway

Describes the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons during the Battle of Midway and discusses the reasons for their downfall, including running out of gas, having malfunctioning torpedoes, and using inexperienced pilots.

Author: Alvin B. Kernan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109894

Category: History

Page: 181

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Describes the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons during the Battle of Midway and discusses the reasons for their downfall, including running out of gas, having malfunctioning torpedoes, and using inexperienced pilots.
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