The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, devastated US battleship forces but missed the aircraft carriers not in Hawaii that day. Japanese troops knew they needed to complete their mission to prevent the US from gaining a military advantage in the Pacific Theater. The Japanese Navy developed an intricate plan to sink the US fleet near Midway Island, however, US forces prevailed in the end. 

In this talk by Museum of Flight Volunteer Bob Fishman, you’ll learn how good intelligence, skill, determination, and a whole lot of luck, gave the US a decisive victory that altered the balance of power in the Pacific.

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