As historian Gordon Prange noted, Nimitz called Midway "a miracle." And after finishing his study of the battle, he tended to think Nimitz understated matters.
Cracking the Japanese code and Nimitz daring to act on it was a providential turn even greater than the discovery of Lee's Special Orders 191. The stakes were greater and the number of things that had to go right were greater as well.
Hats off to the brave men who gave their all 64 years ago.
To: The Iguana
Especially to the pilots of the torpedo squadrons who drew the Japanese zeroes down and opened up the path for the dive bombers.
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