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Jun 19, 2017

This episode is dedicated to all the courageous soldiers and sailors who gave their lives for freedom. (#THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY) #WWII #Navy #Enterprise #Yorktown #History #Midway

By May of 1942 Germany had occupied Europe and was attempting to bomb England into submission. Japan had attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor just months before and had sacked the Phillipines , brutally killing over 10,000 surrendered soldiers and civilians. With half of the United States fleet damaged or sunk, Japan controlled the Pacific. Knowing that the US needed to keep a base at the tiny island of Midway, Yamamoto made plans to attack it, knowing the weakened US Fleet would have to respond, and in so doing, Yamamoto, with many more ships and superior aircraft, would destroy them. But Admiral Nimitz, planning the American response, had his own surprise planned for Yamamoto. Before 1942, naval warfare was fought by battleships and submarines. The Coral Sea and Midway battles, pitting carrier fleet against carrier fleet, proved beyond the shadow of doubt the power, range, and effectiveness of the aircraft carrier, and changed naval warfare and warfare forever.

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 Sources: Point Luck (video), US Navy. Public Domain. Voices Used:Cmdr. William Roy (USS Yorktown), EMC3 Gordon Skinner (USS Yorktown), Rear Admiral Donald Mac Showers (HYPO), Rear Admiral Lewis Hopkins (USS Enterprise) Ret., Capt. Norman (Dusty ) Kleiss, (USS Enterprise), (ret.), Capt Stanford Linzy (USS Yorktown). Sources: Parshall, Jonathan; Tully, Anthony (2005). Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Dulles, Virginia: Potomac Books. ISBN 1-57488-923-0. Uses recently translated Japanese sources Ewing, Steve (2004). Thach Weave: The Life of Jimmie Thach. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-248-2. Office of Naval intelligence: Link To Interviews> Naval Footage: Public Domain “Point Luck” Music and Video Interviews: US Navy, Destination Point Luck, Public Domain (Interviews)

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