Analysis Of The Battle Of Midway

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The battle of Midway took place 4-7 June 1942. The US Navy and Imperial Navy of Japan fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway. The battle of Midway was a battle that occurred during WW II Pacific Theater of operations. There were two events that led up to this battle. The first major event was the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which took place six months prior to the battle of Midway ( 7 December 1941). The second event was the Battle of the Coral Sea. The Battle of the Coral Sea took place a month prior and it gave the Japanese Commanders courage to set a new objective. The Battle of the Coral Sea was a key factor that led up to the battle of Midway. The battle of the Coral Sea was Japans attempt to strengthen their defensive positioning…show more content…
The Japanese had more training and combat experience. Their leaders had better education and tactical knowledge. The fighter pilots of Japan were veterans. The Japanese doctrine to fuel under hangers on the deck caused issues. Fueling under the hanger caused delay in action for Japanese fighter. The US weren’t as experienced in air combat. The Sailors and fighter pilots on USS Hornet were the least experienced in…show more content…
There were not any appointments available at the time he applied. James L. Slayden, Nimitz congressman, informed Nimitz that there was one appointment available for the Navy. Nimitz was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1901. Nimitz graduated with distinction, seventh in a class of 114, on 30 January 1905. In WWI, Nimitz was the aide to the Rear Admiral Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMSUBLANT). He held many commands after WWI. He was commander in chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT), in 1941. During the Battle of Midway Admiral Nimitz was known for his principles of calculated risk. He clearly conveyed his intentions to his task force commanders. The task force commanders had no doubt about what they were supposed to do, how they were supposed to do it, and what level of risk was acceptable. Admiral Nimitz’s operations plan for the defense of Midway was proved to be a model for effective macro-management. His plan spelled out essential tasks in general terms with a minimum of detail-specific requirements which made him extremely effective throughout his
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