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  • Movie MIDWAY History Supplement - Video From US Naval War College Professor

    11/13/2019 10:51:45 AM PST · by gaijin · 66 replies
    US Naval War College & YouTube ^ | Nov. 13th, 2019 | historial Craig Symonds
    The newly-released movie Midway has generated some interest and a 150-post Freeper thread yesterday: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3793171/postsIn the video below a professor at the US Navy War College hits key info helping an viewer who choses to see this great movie. A key one that I'd read long ago but had not fully embraced: US damage control was considerably better than that of Japan. When Japanese pilots hit the USS Yorktown, they returned to their carriers joyous, "We have sunk a US carrier..!" Yet inside of an hour or so US damage control had bent Heaven & Earth to save her; the...
  • Unsealed 75 years after Battle of Midway: New details of alarming WWII press leak

    06/05/2017 4:00:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5 June 2017 | Michael E. Ruane
    ... an intriguing side story: "Navy Had Word of Jap Plan to Strike at Sea."It was a fascinating, and detailed, description of much of what American intelligence knew beforehand of the enemy's fleet and plans. Indeed, it was too detailed. The report - 14 paragraphs long - suggested a secret U.S. intelligence coup, and became one of the biggest and potentially damaging news leaks of World War II. "This is the only time in American history that the United States government has ... taken steps toward prosecuting a member of the media under the Espionage Act," The story went on...
  • Obama, on Midway Atoll, speaks of protecting planet

    09/02/2016 12:16:41 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Sept 1 , 2016 | staff
    President Barack Obama arrived on Midway Atoll today, paying homage to the men killed in a critical World War II battle and stressing the importance of protecting the planet and all its inhabitants from the effects of climate change. Obama emerged from Air Force One and greeted the roughly 40 inhabitants of Midway who had come out to welcome him. “We are going to have a great time,” he told them.
  • ‘Midway’ celebrates heroism with an old-fashioned approach to the epic war drama

    11/09/2019 1:06:36 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 74 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 8, 2019 | By KENNETH TURAN FILM CRITIC
    “Midway” is so square, so old-school and old-fashioned, it almost feels avant-garde. Ambiguity is not its goal, nor is nihilism its motivating philosophy. It aims to celebrate heroism, sacrifice, determination and grit, and if you don’t like that it really does not care. Though it’s appearing some 70 years after the epochal World War II battle it re-creates — and more than 40 years after a Hollywood film with the same name on the same subject — this “Midway,” as directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Wes Tooke, pays no attention to the notion that times have changed...
  • Just saw the movie Midway - Awesome movie !!

    11/08/2019 10:58:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 90 replies
    Nov 8, 2019
    Imagine, you know someone who doesn’t know anything about WW2, and you had to explain how the US was attacked at Pearl Harbor, the significance of Doolittle’s raid, the odds the US was up against the Japanese, how Intel helped us win the battle of Midway, and just how crazy, non-politically correct, and determined the Greatest Generation was - all in 2 hours. That’s the movie Midway in a nutshell.
  • Saw the Midway Movie yesterday...

    11/10/2019 5:56:14 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 96 replies
    10 Nov 2019 | US Navy Vet
    Very will done and presented. Was kind of disappointed the they didn't cover the Sinking of the USS Yorktown very much. Didn't really demonize any side (US OR Japanese) just showed Military Men doing their jobs. All in all at great movie. Really showed what war is really like.
  • Is anyone going to see the Midway Movie that is coming out Vets Day Weekend?

    10/27/2019 6:37:26 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 150 replies
    27 Oct 2019 | US Navy Vet
    Is so(or Not) Why?
  • Midway: Second World War II-era Japanese carrier apparently found in Pacific (Akagi or Soryu)

    10/20/2019 9:39:51 PM PDT · by Signalman · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/2019 | Bradford Betz
    Deep-sea explorers and historians on Sunday announced they apparently found a second World War II-era Japanese aircraft carrier that sank during the Battle of Midway. A review of sonar data captured Sunday showed either the Japanese carrier Akagi or the Soryu resting in nearly 18,000 feet of water in the Pacific Ocean more than 1,300 miles northwest of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Vulcan Inc. director of undersea operations Rob Kraft said. The researchers used an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV, equipped with sonar to find the ship. The vehicle had been out overnight collecting data, and the image of a warship...
  • Discovery of the Japanese Aircraft Carrier KAGA - Latest Footage

    10/23/2019 3:07:17 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/22/19 | Youtube
    A Group financed by the late Paul Allen is searching for sunken WW II ships. If you remember they found the Aircraft Carrier Lexington which was sunk in the battle of the Coral Sea. Now the group is attempting to located ships that were lost during the Battle of Midway. They have found the Kaga and more recently the Akagi. New Video of the Kaga on the ocean floor has been released. The ship is around 15,000 ft or more below surface. I find this type of thing fascinating just thinking of how many people on both sides are still...
  • Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway

    10/21/2019 9:25:38 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 46 replies
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | October 21, 2019 | CALEB JONES
    MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc.'s director of undersea operations Rob Kraft and Naval History and Heritage Command historian Frank Thompson reviewed high frequency sonar images of the warship Sunday and say that its dimensions and location mean it has to be the carrier Akagi. The Akagi was found in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument resting in nearly 18,000 feet (5,490 meters) of water more than 1,300...
  • Scientists 'discover two more' of the seven warships lost in the Battle of Midway (TR)

    10/18/2019 11:10:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/18/2019 | Milly Vincent
    Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are investigating what they believe could be the third ship of seven lost to the Pacific during the Battle of Midway. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands have already led the crew of the Petrel to one sunken warship, the Japanese ship the Kaga. This week, the crew is deploying...
  • Wreck of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet is discovered in the South Pacific (TR)

    02/12/2019 10:36:21 AM PST · by DFG · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/12/2019 | Keith Griffith
    The wreck of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet has been discovered in the South Pacific, 77 years after Japanese forces sunk the ship in a fierce battle. The research vessel Petrel, owned by the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, discovered the Hornet three miles under the ocean surface off the Solomon Islands late last month. The Hornet, the last U.S. fleet carrier to be sunk by enemy fire, lost 140 hands under a relentless Japanese air bombing attack at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on October 26, 1942. As Imperial Navy surface forces...
  • Last surviving dive bomber remembers the Battle of Midway

    11/13/2015 1:20:45 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    CNN via NewsChannel 3 ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    SAN ANTONIO — Norman Kleiss lives in a modest apartment in San Antonio. When I first reached him on the telephone, I almost started to shake. It was like going back in time. I could hear the engines roar over the Pacific Ocean; the tide of World War II was about to change. “So you want to talk about the Battle of Midway?” Kleiss asked. Boy, did I. It’s incredible that still living among us is this amazing American war hero. Norman Jack “Dusty” Kleiss is 99 years old. What did he do in the war? With fuel running low,...
  • San Diego celebrates veterans from World War II's Battle of Midway

    06/09/2015 3:00:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    San Diego Suntimes ^ | 6/8/15 | Michael Cronin
    The timeline of battle events, June 4-7: June 4 6 a.m.: Japanese planes being bombing the island, a number are shot down, although the American forces suffer heavy losses. 7 a.m.: American forces strike back with a number of attacks from Navy, Marine Corps and Army Air Force planes, Japanese offensive operations are disrupted. 10:15 to 10:20 a.m..: Three Japanese carriers (Kaga, Soryu and Akagi) are attacked and all eventually will sink. Noon to 2:28 p.m.: Japanese planes from the carrier Hiryu carry out attacks against the Yorktown, it would eventually sink after being permanently damaged. 4:58 p.m.: American dive...
  • Battle of Midway 03-06 June 1942

    06/03/2015 7:26:11 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    03 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Some thing to remember(73 years ago today)
  • The Battle of Midway

    06/04/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 50 replies
    Self | June 4, 2013 | Self
    A Near-Run Victory at Midway Walter Lord and Gordon Prange considered Midway an incredible, miraculous victory. For Mitsuo Fuchida and Masatake Okumiya, the battle doomed Japan. The calculated risks Chester Nimitz took required assembling all possible resources, and still left him with a three to one disadvantage in ships. To appreciate further this tenuous condition note the fate of four Army B-26 medium bombers rushed to Midway. Captain James Collins led the aircraft in torpedo attacks. The pilots had never seen or practiced with aerial torpedoes. They would now only practice takeoffs and landings. Those early B-26’s earned a reputation...
  • Painted warbirds will celebrate 100 years of naval aviation

    11/05/2010 12:15:45 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Jacksonville Times ^ | 11/05/2010 | Jeff Brumley
    The S-3 parked recently in a hangar at Jacksonville Naval Air Station looked like it just returned from the 1942 Battle of Midway. Very odd, given that the Viking is a two-engine jet that served as a sub hunter, tanker and much more during its 33-year career beginning in 1975. But the plane's newly applied retro paint job was actually meant to evoke the epic sea battle that turned the World War II Pacific campaign in America's favor. "We were going for a Midway effect," said Don Lockwood, a Navy employee helping return three S-3Bs, including the newly painted one,...
  • American Heroes: Torpedo Squadron 8 (Battle of Midway,67 Years Ago Today)

    06/03/2009 8:55:27 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 50 replies · 2,732+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/29/09 | Steven Tierney
    A successful American intelligence operation uncovered their plans and the U.S. Pacific Fleet surprised the Japanese forces in early June of 1942, sinking four Japanese carriers while losing only one of their own. Japan's defeat at Midway turned turn the tide of the war in the Pacific and put America squarely on the offensive. But the victory came at a high price, particularly for the men of Torpedo Squadron 8.
  • Code Breakers' Midway Role Recalled at Pensacola Ceremony

    06/05/2002 8:29:46 AM PDT · by jpthomas · 1 replies · 230+ views
    AP ^ | June 4, 2002 | Bill Kaczor
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Code breakers who played a crucial role in winning the first major U.S. victory of World War II were the focus of a ceremony Tuesday on the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The Navy's Blue Angels punctuated the event by leaving a trail of white smoke over Corry Station Naval Air Technical Training Center where Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force cryptographers learn their craft. The work of their World War II predecessors in breaking a Japanese code made it possible for a smaller U.S. naval force to ambush an enemy fleet on...