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.
Without the help of Sir Keith Park and the Royal Air Force, the casualty number would have been a lot larger. Sir Keith Park commandeered the 11th Group of Fighter Command. Keith also created a brilliant plan for the defense of London and the South East of England. Keith was in command of the squadron that fought for the Battle of Britain. The failure of the Luftwaffe to defeat the Royal Air Force in 1940 at the Battle of Britain is seen as Germany’s first major mistake in the Second World War against the western front.
Japan’s naval commander, Yamamoto, believed the only way to gain control of the Pacific would be through an all-out battle against the United States’ fleet. However, knowing very well that the Americans would not back down, he expected Nimitz not to avoid such a conflict. Yamamoto’s plan for attack was not only very complex but also it relied on perfect timing, and tactics to lure parts of the American force away from the Japanese fleet. Yamamoto’s fleet consisted of: eight aircraft carriers, the ‘Yamoto’ which was the largest battleship in the world at the time, two other smaller battleships ‘Nagato’ and ‘Mutso’, and many cruisers and destroyers. However, the Japanese’s pan was far too ingenious and complicated.
Distance is no longer a barrier for us as it use to be and number of targets have become limitless because there is no longer something that can hide. The knowledge that the airplane has brought has renovated and enhanced other weapons that have reinforced militaries everywhere. Thus, through the descriptions of planes, their functions, and the modernizing effect they have had on the face of warfare, we will explain why and how the airplane has been one of the strongest technological advancements of war in history. The creation of the airplane has become one of the most prominent technological advancements within the last couple centuries. However, what specifically has the airplane done to adjust the art warfare?
THE CAUSES OF WORLD WAR ONE Erin Henke-King 1. a) After examining one of the maps of Europe, explain whether Germany or Great Britain had the greater need for a strong navy. Great Britain had the greater need for a strong navy b) Explain why you chose this country. I chose Great Britain because they are an island country, Surrounded by water on all sides, So They would have to have a strong navy to protect all of their borders. c) Based on the state of the arms race in 1914, if you were a German citizen, how would you feel? Explain why.
But by the time WW1 has ended, airplanes had become more developed and weapons were added to it like, bombs and guns. (Whitehouse) The first use of airplanes in WW1 was to determine the enemy’s movement. The airplanes would fly above the enemy’s area and determine the enemy's movements and position. The first major contributions of airplanes in the war were the First Battle of the Marne where the Allies airplanes spotted a gap in the German lines. They attacked them and were able to split the Germans.
Having lost her Pacific battleships at the outset, the US Navy (USN) had to rely on new strategies to hold and protect its remaining Pacific interests. Out of necessity, the USN formed its remaining carriers into strike forces to conduct raids on the Japanese’s outlying areas. One such significant raid, the Battle of the Coral Sea, showed the significance of carriers being used in a doctrinally different, yet effective, way.
World War II saw the new application of many new technologies by military forces on all sides of the conflict, and some of them had a profound impact on the war. The airplane in particular became a fundamental instrument of war and changed the way many battles were fought. Much the same may be said of the aircraft carrier, which became crucial to the United States after so many of its battleships were lost at Pearl Harbor. As a result of these developments, the Battle of Britain in 1940 marked the first time in history when air power alone determined the course of a major battle, and the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942 was the first naval battle in history fought exclusively in the air, by carrier-based planes. Both sides also realized the
Pearl Harbor When the first Japanese aircraft flew over Oahu, the Early Warning Systems or Air Defenses did not prepare for what happened next. The early attack from the Japanese, at Pearl Harbor was a turning point in the history of Air Defense. It helped by using Anti-Aircraft guns and Early Warning Radar Systems in today’s military. Using the proper Air Defense helped limit damage by showing what could have happened if the right resources’ helped to prevent further loses of personnel and equipment. On December 7, 1941, Japanese Imperial Airmen woke up aboard the carriers in the middle of the Pacific.
 This method became standard and remains standard on fixed-wing aircraft of all kinds.  From the beginning of their aeronautical work, the Wright brothers focused on developing a reliable method of pilot control as the key to solving "the flying problem". This approach differed significantly from other experimenters of the time who put more emphasis on developing powerful engines.  Using a small homebuilt wind tunnel, the Wrights also collected more accurate data than any before, enabling them to design and build wings and propellers that were more efficient than any before.  Their first U.S. patent, 821,393, did not claim invention of a flying machine, but rather, the invention of a system of aerodynamic control that manipulated a flying machine's surfaces.