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May 4th Was An Anniversary Of An Historic Event

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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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It was the 70th anniversary of the Battle of midway!




Six months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan sent four aircraft carriers to the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway to draw out and destroy what remained of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. But this time the U.S. knew about Japan’s plans. U.S. cryptologists had cracked Japanese communications codes, giving Fleet Commander Adm. Chester Nimitz notice of where Japan would strike, the day and time of the attack, and what ships the enemy would bring to the fight. The U.S. was badly outnumbered and its pilots less experienced than Japan’s. Even so, it sank four Japanese aircraft carriers the first day of the three-day battle and put Japan on the defensive, greatly diminishing its ability to project air power as it had in the attack on Hawaii.


articles.boston.com...

Just a heads up!




posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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need to change that to JUNE 4th, (to 7th) real quick-like, but thanks for being the first to
bring it up.

Also, June 5th, 1944- the Allies liberate Rome

Here's another link 70th anniversary of Midway battle
edit on 5-6-2012 by Yahm16 because: (no reason given)



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