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Today in History: The Battle of Midway

Posted by Gilbert Stack on June 7, 2018 at 5:00 AM

On this day (June 7) in 1942 the U.S. won the Battle of Midway. Midway was a trap laid by the Japanese in which they intended to inflict another substantial demoralizing defeat on the United States and drive them out of the war in the Pacific. But the U.S. turned the tables on the Japanese sinking four of their Fleet Carriers while losing only one air craft carrier and a destroyer. The battle was a turning point in the Pacific War. Japan could no longer keep up with the material losses of the war and lost the initiative in the larger conflict.

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