S: By: Maria Cusanelli, Francesca Denbigh, and Selena Ortiz
FC: The Journey of: The Battle of Midway | June 4, 1942-June7, 1942 Midway Islands
1: How It All Began | The U.S sent an uncoded message to Japan as a trap, which japan fell for!
2: The Battle of Midway took place on the Midway Islands, otherwise known as Midway Atoll
3: Isoroku Yamamoto was the admiral of Japan during the Battle of Midway. He was born on April 4, 1884. He attended the imperial Japanese Naval Academy. | Isoroku Yamamoto
4: Chuichi Nagumo | Chuici Nagumo was born in Namagato, Japan. He joined the Japanese navy in 1908. He was the vice admiral, next to Isoroku Yamamoto.
5: Chester W. Nimitz | Chester Nimitz was born on February 24, 1885. He went to the U.S Naval Academy in 1901. He was ordered to take over the Pacific Fleet in December of 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
6: Frank J. Fletcher was born on April 29, 1885. He joined the U.S Naval Academy in 1902, and graduated in the year 1906. He was in overall command at the Battle of Midway. | Frank J. Fletcher
7: Early in the morning on June 4, 1942, carrier bombs and torpedo planes attacked Midway Island's installations. | Day 1
8: The U.S pursued the Japanese fleet to go Westward, so that work can be done to work on the damaged Yorktown. | Day 2
9: On June 6th, a Japanese submarine ruined the reconstruction of Yorktown, and Yorktown was entirely destroyed, along with USS Hammann. | Day 3
10: On June 7, USS Yorktown finally sunk at dawn. | Day 4: The Final Day
11: T H E B A T T L E E N D S | The way that the battle ended was with the U.S defeat, breaking Japan's previous navy invincibility.
12: Victory | The U.S Pacific Fleet took the victory of the Battle of Midway. The U.S destroyed 4 of Japan's aircraft carriers by the end of the battle.
13: Aftermath | 3,057 killed | 307 killed
14: Significance | The Battle of Midway is significant to history because it is the turning point of the Pacific War. The United States also crushed the Japanese fleet.