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Battle of Midway Timeline

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Battle of Midway Timeline: Franklin Roosevelt was the 32nd am: erican President who served in office from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945. One of the most important events during his presidency was the Battle of Midway.

Definition and Summary of the Battle of Midway Timeline
Summary and definition:
Details of important events that occurred on June 4, 1942. The Battle of Midway was a major turning point in WW2 and changed the course of the war in the Pacific. The Japanese Navy lost four of its aircraft carriers, the Soryu, Kaga, Akagi and the Hiryu which enabled the United States to stop the Japanese advance in the Pacific.

The Battle of Midway was one of the most decisive U.S. victories in its war against Japan. The Battle of Midway was predominantly fought on June 4, 1942, although operations did continue until June 7, 1942.

Facts about Battle of Midway Timeline
The following fact sheet contains interesting facts and information on Battle of Midway Timeline.

04.30am: The First Japanese planes from the First Mobile Force, Carrier Strike Force under Vice Admiral Nagumo Chuichi take off from Japanese Aircraft Carriers to the US Air base at Midway Islands. The Japanese attack force consisted of  108 war planes

05.34am: Japanese ships are detected by a US patrol aircraft from Midway Islands

06.16am: US fighters come into conflict with the Japanese attackers

06.30am: The Japanese begin bombing Midway. The Fleet Marine Force defense battalion (U.S. Marine Corps) suffered heavy losses, but shot down significant numbers of enemy warplanes

07.10am: TBF Avengers (Grumman Torpedo Bombers) and B26's mount the US attack on the Japanese Fleet

07.50am: Task Force 16 (Spruance) launch 29 Torpedo-bombers and 20 Wildcats (Grumman F4F's)

07.52am: USS Enterprise and Hornet aircraft carriers launch bombers and torpedo planes

08.30am: Yam: am: oto is shocked to receive a report about am: erican aircraft carriers at sea

08.37am: Aircraft from 2nd wave of the Japanese start to return to their aircraft carriers to refuel and to rearm

09.00am: USS Yorktown launches attacks from 17 dive-bombers and 6 Wildcats on Japanese carrier force as a main target

09.17am: Japanese planes return and the Japanese Fleet turns to engage U.S. aircraft carriers

10.20am: Japanese carriers are spotted while their aircraft are refueling and trying to get rearmed

10.50am: The submarine Nautilus and Yorktown dive bombers sink the Soryu aircraft carrier and 30 Dive bombers from the Enterprise sunk the Kaga and Akagi carriers

12.00pm: Japanese planes from the Hiryu attack U.S. carrier Yorktown

02.30pm: The USS Yorktown is badly dam: aged, but does not sink

03.00pm: The Yorktown is abandoned and put into tow - it is later sunk on June 6 by Japanese submarine I-168 torpedoes

05.00pm: Planes from the Yorktown join the Enterprise attack on the final Japanese carrier, the Hiryu. The Bombing raids against the Hiryu are successful and the Japanese ship sinks

The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway Timeline was a decisive victory for the United States. In total the Japanese lost four carriers, a cruiser, 3,057 men and 248 aircraft during the battle. Many of the Japanese pilots survived, but the highly trained and efficient Japanese aircraft maintenance team: s did not. The United States lost one aircraft carrier, 307 men and 150 aircraft but they had halted the might of the  Japanese Navy, gained the initiative and turned the tide of war.

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