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Definition of Battle of midway

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World War II naval battle fought by the United States and Japan that took place near the Midway Islands in the central Pacific Ocean in 1942 (resulted in victory for the American Forces)
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battle of midway
n : naval battle of world war ii (june 1942); land and carrier-based american planes decisively defeated a japanese fleet on its way to invade the midway islands [syn: midway, battle of midway]

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1. naval battle of World War II (June 1942); land and carrier-based American planes decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
(synonym) Midway
(hypernym) naval battle
(part-holonym) World War II, World War 2, Second World War
(classification) Midway Islands
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The in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy (USN), under Admirals Chester W. Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance decisively defeated an attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), under Admirals Isoroku Yamamoto, Chuichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondo on Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet. Military historian John Keegan called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare." It was Japan's first naval defeat since the Battle of Shimonoseki Straits in 1863.

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