The Battle of Midway-World War II

1. The United States of America and the Empire of Japan are partaking in this battle.

2. The Japanese operation was aimed at its elimination as a strategic Pacific power. It was hoped another defeat would force the U.S. to negotiate an end to the Pacific War on conditions favorable for Japan. The Japanese plan was designed to lure America's few remaining carriers into a trap. However, American codebreakers were able to determine the date and location of the attack, enabling the forewarned U.S. Navy to set up an ambush of its own and achieve victory.

3. American Heroes- Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, Admiral Frank Fletcher, Admiral Raymond Spruance
Japanese Villians- Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Admiral Chūichi Nagumo, Vice Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi

The Battle of Midway.  Scene on board USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after she was hit by three Japanese bombs on 4 June 1942. Dense smoke is from fires in her uptakes, caused by a bomb that punctured them and knocked out her boilers.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
The Battle of Midway. Scene on board USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after she was hit by three Japanese bombs on 4 June 1942. Dense smoke is from fires in her uptakes, caused by a bomb that punctured them and knocked out her boilers. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.