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American and Japanese fleets met again when a Japanese fleet of four fleet carriers and over 200 aircraft attacked the American garrison at Midway in the Central Pacific, June 4-7, 1942. After three days of intense aerial combat, the Japanese Navy lost four fleet carriers, 248 aircraft, and over 3,000 experienced pilots and aircraft maintainers. The American fleet lost one aircraft carrier, one destroyer, 150 aircraft, and 307 were killed. (Courtesy photo)


“Billy” Mitchell and the Rise of Naval Airpower

American and Japanese fleets met again when a Japanese fleet of four fleet carriers and over 200 aircraft attacked the American garrison at Midway in the Central Pacific, June 4-7, 1942. After three days of intense aerial combat, the Japanese Navy lost four fleet carriers, 248 aircraft, and over 3,000 experienced pilots and aircraft maintainers. The American fleet lost one aircraft carrier, one destroyer, 150 aircraft, and 307 were killed. (Courtesy photo)

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