This Day in History

The Battle of Midway, one of the most decisive battles of World War II, began on June 4, 1942. This pivotal encounter between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy occurred near the Midway Atoll. The battle significantly altered the balance of power in the Pacific, as American forces succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of their own. The victory at Midway halted Japanese expansion in the Pacific and is considered a turning point in the Pacific War.