In the five months after Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy won a string of victories in a campaign to consolidate control of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. In June of 1942, Japan suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Midway and was never again able to take the offensive in the Pacific. Bringing fresh perspective to the battle and its consequences, the author identifies Japan's operational plan as a major factor in its Navy's demise and describes the profound effects Midway had on the course of the war in Europe.
About the Author
Retired physician James M. D'Angelo founded the International Midway Memorial Foundation in 1992 (and is the editor of its newsletter). He has written articles on Midway in Wings of Gold (Association of Naval Aviation), and in the newsletter of the Naval Order of the United States. He lives in Bradenton, Florida.