Battle Of Midway Essay

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*Your Name here* *Teachers Name here* *Class here* *Date Here* Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway is considered the Gettysburg of the Pacific War. Midway is marked in history because it was an enormous battle with an unusual outcome. Without precise information and strategy, the outcome for the U.S. might have been different. The Battle of Midway is an example where commanders, strategies, planning, and events lead to a successful outcome. There were many reasons why the U.S. won Midway, but the main reason is intelligence. The U.S. code cracker’s intercepted a Japanese code in 1942 that described Midway being a trap. Without intercepting this message, the battle would probably have ended up much differently. The U.S. Navy decided…show more content…
Navel fleet of about three carriers, twenty-five support ships, and 360 aircrafts were deployed on June 4th, 1942 to Midway Island against the Imperial Navy’s fleet consisting of four carriers, two battleships, fifteen support ships, 248 aircrafts, and sixteen floatplanes. With the battle in place, the Imperial Navy was baffled at the losts because they did not expect the U.S. to be so prepared or ready for the trap. At the end of the battle, both sides had causalities, 307 men for the United States and 3,057 men for Japan. Reports show the planning of Midway was a huge success, which helped the U.S. gain Midway Island and many other islands after that. After the events of Midway, the U.S. opened a gate with many successes by conquering islands invaded by Japan in an effort to stop attacks on U.S. forces. Gaining the islands was essential in order to invade Japan’s mainland in order to get closer to victory over Japan. Later in the war Japan would not have it’s mainland invaded. Most islands consisted of airfields and Japanese Bases, which were required to conquer and gain an advantage over Japan’s Army. America’s success at Midway was a crucial blow to the Imperial Navy’s fleet, which would not fully recover until the war was lost. The crucial blow to the Imperial Navy helped the U.S. Navy fleets deploy invasion units by sea to the targeted
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