Victory at Midway

The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II


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About the Book

In the five months after Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy won a string of victories in a campaign to consolidate control of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. In June of 1942, Japan suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Midway and was never again able to take the offensive in the Pacific.

Bringing fresh perspective to the battle and its consequences, the author identifies Japan’s operational plan as a major factor in its Navy’s demise and describes the profound effects Midway had on the course of the war in Europe.

About the Author(s)

Retired physician James M. D’Angelo founded the International Midway Memorial Foundation in 1992 (and is the editor of its newsletter). He has written articles on Midway in Wings of Gold (Association of Naval Aviation), and in the newsletter of the Naval Order of the United States. He lives in Bradenton, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

James M. D’Angelo
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 206
Bibliographic Info: 30 photos & maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7071-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2995-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Foreword by William S. Dudley 1
Preface 4
Introduction 5
1. Japan Keeps Its Vow 9
2. The First ­Carrier-to-Carrier Warfare 16
3. Aftermath 28
4. Prelude to Midway 48
5. The Battle of Midway Begins 66
6. The Turning Point 113
7. June 5–7, 1942 141
8. Analysis of the Defeat 154
9. The Significance of the Battle 168
Appendix I: U.S. Vessels and Aircraft 177
Appendix II: Japanese Vessels and Aircraft 183
Chapter Notes 188
Bibliography 192
Index 195