The Doolittle Raid: The Battle Of Midway

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Europe and Asia had been engulfed in War World Two long before the United States was forced to join in on the Allies side. When the U.S. declared war on Japan, they had been dominating all throughout Asia in land, sea, and air. The U.S. navy at first where dealt a serious of defeats by the Japanese navy and all seemed lost. A single battle turned the tide of the war in the pacific and put the Japanese on the defensive. The United States began to push the Japanese back in a serious of major land and sea battles. The Japanese had plans of evading neighboring nation, and wanted to prevent the United States from interfering. They saw the U.S. navy as a threat since they had most of their fleet stationed at Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese fleet launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in aim to strike a devastating blow to the U.S. fleet. The Japanese where successful in crippling the U.S. navy, but did not damage or sink their aircraft carriers. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese began to conquer countries around the Pacific. The day after Pearl…show more content…
The Japanese quickly drew up plans to conquer the island of Midway after one of the U.S. most famous attacks on the Japanese mainland, The Doolittle Raid. Although this raid did not cause much damage it did show the Japanese that they were not untouchable and that the U.S. military was capable of hitting them. The planning of the invasion of Midway was given to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. His carrier strike force would be made up of four aircraft carriers guarded by a handful of cruisers and destroyers. His plan was split into two parts, one force would attack and lure out the U.S. navy away from Midway, while the other force would invade Midway itself. Four Japanese aircraft carriers where to lunch air strikes the destroy U.S. aircraft there, then attack U.S. carriers when arriving to defend the

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