Happy Midway Day!

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Mike OTDP
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Happy Midway Day!

Post by Mike OTDP » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:49 am

74 years ago, the United States Navy engaged a significantly stronger Japanese force at the Battle of Midway. In a few hours, they sank four enemy carriers, killed roughly half the pre-war Japanese Naval Aviators, and established American dominion over the ocean. It's the American Tralfalgar...not the last battle, but the pivot from which all later victories in war and successes in peace derive.

And deserves to be celebrated.

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Re: Happy Midway Day!

Post by Old Grafton » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:56 am

Bless them all, and hoist an EXTRA round for those in Torpedo Squadron 8....
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Re: Happy Midway Day!

Post by randy » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:41 am

Aye

And let's not forget the Commander Rochefort and his crew in the rear that made it possible
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Re: Happy Midway Day!

Post by Jered » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:12 am

Don't forget Strawberry 5.
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