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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 06:45 PM
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6. Thank you.
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  -Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Midway taterguy  Jun-04-09 05:22 PM   #0 
  - Well it wasn't all luck. With the US having broken the Japanese codes  NJmaverick   Jun-04-09 05:24 PM   #1 
  - Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.  pokerfan   Jun-04-09 06:02 PM   #2 
  - The timing was lucky. Also lucky that Halsey was not in charge that day. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-04-09 07:04 PM   #8 
  - What are the odds that American planes could end up over the Japanese carriers at the precise moment  JVS   Jun-04-09 06:25 PM   #3 
  - Which pales in comparison to the ass kicking NC got a few months back from VA.  Midlodemocrat   Jun-04-09 06:29 PM   #4 
  - Exchanging snarky messages via the Internet vs. genuine heroism  taterguy   Jun-04-09 06:42 PM   #5 
     - Thank you.  Midlodemocrat   Jun-04-09 06:45 PM   #6 
  - what was this battle about?  mix   Jun-04-09 07:01 PM   #7 
  - Actually, it was the turning point of the war in the Pacific. After Midway, Japan was on  Captain Hilts   Jun-04-09 07:05 PM   #9 
  - so was this another attempt t o push the Americans  mix   Jun-04-09 07:07 PM   #10 
  - Hard to say, it took place west of Hawaii. No doubt they wanted to give US a knockout punch.  Captain Hilts   Jun-04-09 07:16 PM   #13 
  - Japan lost the war at Pearl Harbor.  Ikonoklast   Jun-04-09 07:15 PM   #12 
     - Yes and no. Battleships no longer battled other ships, but they proved to be a versatile  Captain Hilts   Jun-04-09 07:40 PM   #17 
        - Yes, they were well used as mobile gun platforms for covering  Ikonoklast   Jun-04-09 07:55 PM   #18 
           - Actually, he never mentioned it, but he must have been called that at times...  Captain Hilts   Jun-04-09 08:02 PM   #20 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-04-09 07:24 PM   #15 
  - It was a turning point in the war in the pacific.  RandomThoughts   Jun-04-09 07:13 PM   #11 
  - It depends on how it would have gone the other way.  JVS   Jun-04-09 08:18 PM   #24 
     - The only arguement would be that it is possible to guess that  RandomThoughts   Jun-04-09 08:35 PM   #26 
     - Invade Hawaii?  MicaelS   Jun-05-09 06:34 AM   #29 
        - I don't see why not. With the US carriers gone, Japan would dominate the waters to Hawaii  JVS   Jun-05-09 07:22 PM   #32 
  - Speaking of fiction, the broken radio on the scout plane...  Deep13   Jun-04-09 07:20 PM   #14 
  - Patron Saint/Ship for damage control...  Captain Hilts   Jun-04-09 08:11 PM   #23 
  - There were some planes that would have helped the Japanese not think the carriers were in Hawaii  JVS   Jun-04-09 08:23 PM   #25 
     - How 'bout that. An example of the "fog of war." nt  Deep13   Jun-04-09 11:24 PM   #27 
  - My grandafther was there  LostinVA   Jun-04-09 07:26 PM   #16 
  - You must be rightfully proud  Xipe Totec   Jun-04-09 08:07 PM   #22 
     - My other GF landed at Normandy and fought all through the Bulge  LostinVA   Jun-05-09 07:52 AM   #31 
  - Fog of War  Xipe Totec   Jun-04-09 07:57 PM   #19 
  - and superior US damage control  NJmaverick   Jun-04-09 08:03 PM   #21 
  - The only torpedo squadron pilot to survive the initial American attack was Gay.  Aristus   Jun-04-09 11:39 PM   #28 
     - In hindsight- considering that the US torpedos didn't work worth a damn  NJmaverick   Jun-05-09 07:28 AM   #30 

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