Midway An Improbable Five Minutes

Jonathan Parshall delivers a blow-by-blow account of the decisive American action at Midway

USS ‘Yorktown’ taking a hit on the port side, amidships, from a Japanese Type 91 aerial torpedo during the mid-afternoon attack from the carrier ‘Hiryu’.

Wade McClusky was in trouble. The lieutenant commander, newly appointed air group commander of the carrier USS Enterprise, was leading 37 dive-bombers on a hunt for the Japanese carrier fleet at 09:30 hours on June 4, 1942.

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