Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which is…

via John Currin (JC ‘s Naval and Military) – Google+ Public Posts

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which is considered the turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Less than seven months after the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, an outnumbered and outgunned American fleet broke Japanese code and used the element of surprise to halt their march across the Pacific. Losses were heavy on both sides, but Japan lost the core of its aircraft carrier group, along with hundreds of aircraft and pilots.

Live coverage is scheduled to begin June 5 at 1:30 p.m. EDT from the museum ship USS Midway in San Diego.

At 2 p.m. EDT, coverage will switch to the Midway Atoll where the famed naval battle was fought.

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