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The Battle of Midway confirmed the carriers emergence as the key naval vessel in World War II, displacing the battleshipNimitz rushed three U.S carriersthe Enterprise and Hornet, which had

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Meanwhile, the Marines, Navy and Army personnel on Midway worked furiously to strengthen their defensesOn June , Midway's aircraft spotted a part of the Japanese invasion fleet approachingBefore dawn, on June , the Japanese launched aircraft, which attacked both Sand and Eastern islands, inflicting considerable damage.

Midway was indeed the Buffalos swan song in American service, but the Wildcats glory days were far from overColonel Camp (U.SMarine Corps, ret.) is the author of books and more than articles on military history.

John Robert Alvord was a United States Marine, a captain, an aviator, and a warriorHe flew Brewster Buffalo MF of VMF and fought and died at the Battle of MidwayCaptain Alvord

Foreword The name Midway means much to MarinesAt the very outset of war, when Midway's sole garrison consisted of a Fleet Marine Force defense battalion stationed there in advance of hostilities, the Japanese found that here, as at Wake, Marines were ready.

Marine defense batteries fired throughout these attacks, and one source credited this antiaircraft fire with kills Reports from Marine flyers would appear to require an increase of this estimate, however, since returning Midway pilots described enemy planes falling out of formation and other foundering into the water But Japanese

MIDWAY The Battle of MidwayThe Japanese Striking Force launched the first attack wave against Midway sea plane hangers were set aflame and a large fire started in the fuel oil tanks on Sand Island, and Marine buildings including the powerhouse were destroyed on Eastern Island.

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The Marine Corps concept of rounded defence of advanced bases required ground forces to be supported by Marine air unitsA major step towards achieving that air support had occurred on August when the Naval Air Station, Midway, was commissioned under the command of Commander Cyril TSimard.