Midway 1942

Turning Point in the Pacific

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Midway 1942

Turning Point in the Pacific

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Osprey's Campaign title for one of the most important naval battles in the history of World War II (1939-1945), Midway, which was fought barely six months after the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The badly damaged USS Yorktown was repaired in just 48 hours and with Enterprise and Hornet set out to meet the Japanese. In a battle marked by great heroism on both sides the United States dealt a devastating blow to the Imperial Japanese Fleet sinking four of her most powerful carriers. In this superbly illustrated volume Mark Healy tells the whole story; espionage, daring, luck and extreme heroism. A fascinating read supplemented by genuine photographs of the battle in progress.

Table of Contents

Prelude to Midway/The US Preparations/The Opposing Plans/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Naval Air Arms/The Battle: 3 June/The Battle: 4 June/The Aftermath/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Midway

Product details

Published Jan 27 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855323353
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 67 b/w; 26 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 30
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Healy

Mark Healy is the author of several military histo…

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