The Key Factors Determining the Battle of Midway’s Outcome

  • Surprising the Japanese with aircraft carriers beyond the horizon that the Japanese did not know where there, and were totally absent from Japanese planning
  • Extremely poor aircraft carrier logistics on the Japanese part combined multiple factors to leave them vulnerable at the critical moment
  • A well-calculated gamble by American forces to launch multiple groups piecemeal

Aircraft Carrier Surprise

Japanese Logistical Fumbles in Loading and Launching

  • Sending large coherent groups of aircraft together wasted fuel, left them inflexible, and created time gaps
  • Changing their minds at certain points, changing from one type of ammunition to another left the forces in the wrong places

Effective American Gamble at Staggering Launches

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