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Battle of Midway – Remember the Aircraft carriers 

The Battle of Midway was a Pacific Ocean World War II defeat for the Japanese and occurred in 1942 between the 4th and 7th June.

Many ships were involved but the key aggressors were four Japanese aircraft carriers and three US aircraft carriers were involved.

The outcome was a massive defeat for the Japanese with a loss of all four of their aircraft carriers compared to the sinking of only the USA Yorktown carrier.

Midway battle map between Japanese and US aircraft carriers


Japanese Aircraft carriers

SORYU (Pronounced sore-rheeyou)

HIRYU  (Pronounced hee-rheeyou)

KAGA   (Pronounced kah-gah)

AKAGI  (Pronounced ahh-kah-ghee)


American Aircraft carriers





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