Battle of Midway

Here’s how a single Arleigh Burke class DDG would have stopped the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor

Here’s how a single Arleigh Burke class DDG would have stopped the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor

The Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor The Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one… Read More

3 months ago

During the Battle of Midway a USAAF B-26 Marauder pilot buzzed the flight deck of Japanese Aircraft Carrier Akagi to save his crew

Jun. 4, 1942, 7:10 a.m., 150 miles northwest of Midway Atoll . . . Moments after releasing a torpedo at… Read More

9 months ago

Did you know Japanese Kawanishi H8K flying boats conducted a second raid on Pearl Harbor in March 1942? Here’s how it went.

In March 1942 the Japanese staged a somewhat audacious plan of sending a flight of 2 Kawanishi H8K long range… Read More

1 year ago

Did you Know on the Eve of the Battle of Midway Legendary Naval Aviator Jimmy Thach had 27 F4F Wildcat fighters and was his Squadron’s Only Pilot?

Initially the only pilot in his squadron, Thach personally test flew all 27 airplanes he was assigned, noting their discrepancies… Read More

2 years ago

The Story of James P. Muri, the B-26 pilot who buzzed the flight deck of Japanese Aircraft Carrier Akagi during the Battle of Midway to save his crew

Muri's bomber was struck and three crewmen were wounded, but he launched a torpedo at the aircraft carrier Akagi and… Read More

4 years ago

Battle of Midway, sunken Japanese aircraft carrier, Kaga, found!

The loss of four large attack carriers, including Kaga at Midway, was a crucial setback for Japan, and contributed significantly to Japan's… Read More

4 years ago

The story of Wade McClusky, the US Navy dive-bomber pilot who changed the course of the Battle of Midway

At 10am on Jun. 4, 1942, Wade McClusky was leading a group of 32 dive-bombers with orders to attack the… Read More

5 years ago