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Title: How did the US Navy win the Battle of Midway?
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URL Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyFZ3cJRrcg&feature=emb_rel_end
Published: Nov 9, 2019
Author: Invicta
Post Date: 2020-05-14 20:21:21 by BTP Holdings
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Views: 64
Comments: 4

With the release of the Midway 2019 movie, we explore the history behind this critical moment that changed the course of the Pacific Theater of the war between the US and Japan. This documentary is hosted by the esteemed historian Craig Symonds who brings the Battle of Midway to life for us.

Video Overview The Battle of Midway was a clash between the American fleet and the Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater. We begin with an overview of the Japanese strategy and their unbroken string of victories in the first 6 months of the war from the Battle of Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Coral Sea. At this point it has become apparent that control of the Pacific will be determined by aircraft carrier dominance. Thus Admiral Yamamoto resolves to draw the American Fleet out of Pearl Harbor by launching a sneak attack on Midway.

However the US has already broken the Japanese codes thanks to Operation Hypo and knows of the incoming attack. Nimitz decides to set his own counter trap by sending his 3 aircraft carriers to point luck, just north of Midway to intercept the Imperial Japanese Navy. The battle of Midway begins with Japanese planes bombing the Pacific atoll. American planes from the island retaliate with their own bombers and torpedoes throughout the morning. These score no hits but have the critical effect of delaying the preparation of Japanese aircraft.

At this point, Japan detects US forces to the north and prepares to turn to meet them. But by this time the US Navy has already launched its own places. The first wave to arrive are the torpedo bombers. Though they score no hits either, they draw the defensive Japanese fighters away from the next wave of dive bombers which manage to knock out 3 carriers in just a few minutes. The Kaga, the Akagi, and the Soryu all go down.

The only remaining Japanese carrier, the Hiryu, launches a counter strike which hits the USS Yorktown and eventually sinks it. But a final US attack by the USS Hornet and USS Enterprise takes out this last carrier. Hearing this news, Admiral Yamamoto calls off the rest of his fleet and returns to Japan. America has just turned the tide of the war.

You can watch the Midway 2019 movie trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9laReRAYFk
I'll be doing my own Midway review soon.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

US kept more ships afloat.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2020-05-14   22:19:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

The only remaining Japanese carrier, the Hiryu, launches a counter strike which hits the USS Yorktown and eventually sinks it.

I thought the Yorktown survived the air assault and was limping back to Pearl Harbor but was then torpedoed by a Japanese sub which did it in?

Pinguinite  posted on  2020-05-15   13:14:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: BTP Holdings, All (#0)

Aircraft carrier Hornet...

During WWII, friend of mine use to keep parents aware of what navy ship he was on by adding...DUTERONOMY 7 20 at end of each week letter which was censored. it made it thru every week.

Deuteronomy 7:20 ► New International Version Moreover, the LORD your God will send the hornet among them until even the survivors who hide from you have perished.

How fitting?

Cynicom  posted on  2020-05-15   14:37:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Cynicom (#3)

Deuteronomy 7:20 ► New International Version Moreover, the LORD your God will send the hornet among them until even the survivors who hide from you have perished.

How fitting?

Yes but I am sure you are aware the USS Hornet was sunk in the Coral Sea and is 15,000 feet down. It's exact location is a secret since it is a war grave. :-/

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-05-15   17:53:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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