Midway inquest: why the Japanese lost the Battle of Midway

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Midway, the most famous naval battle in American history, has been the subject ofmany excellent books. However, none satisfactorily explain why the Japanese lost that battle, giventheir overwhelming advantage in firepower. While no book may ever silence debate on the subject,Midway Inquest answers the central mystery of the battle. Why could the Japanese not get a bomberstrike launched against the American carrier force before being attacked and destroyed by Americandive bombers from the Enterprise and Yorktown? Although it is well known that the Japanese wereunable to launch an immediate attack because their aircraft were in the process of changingarmament, why wasn’t the rearming operation reversed and an attack launched before theAmerican planes arrived? Based on extensive research in Japanese primary records, Japaneseliterature on the battle, and interviews with over two dozen Japanese veterans from the carrier airgroups, this book solves the mystery at last.

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