By Mark Stille. Illustrated by Howard Gerrard.
The battle of Midway was the turning point of the war in the Pacific. After a series of stunning victories, Japan’s naval air arm received a devastating blow that saw the destruction of four aircraft carriers. This battle, which pitted four Japanese carriers against three US carriers, ended in one action Japan’s dream of controlling the Pacific and handed the naval initiative to the US Navy under the command of Admiral Chester Nimitz. Taking advantage of recent research into the battle, this new study seeks to dispel the many myths still lingering around this pivotal encounter, with original artwork and detailed maps.
Soft cover. 96 pages. Book measures approximately 7 inches by 10 inches.