Midway Islands

   The Midway Islands, in the north Pacific northwest of Hawaii, were the scene of the crucial naval battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. Lasting from 4 June to 7 June 1942 and coming a month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the battle was a major victory for the U.S. Navy, as the Japanese lost four aircraft carriers and a heavy cruiser in addition to countless aircraft, while the United States lost only one carrier. From this point onward, the U.S. fleet was at least equal in strength to the Japanese and after the battle could take the offensive.

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  • Midway Islands — coral atoll & two islets at the end of the Hawaiian chain: administered by the U.S. Navy: 2 sq mi (5.2 sq km) * * * Midway Islands Introduction Midway Islands Background: The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the… …   Universalium

  • Midway Islands — coral atoll & two islets at the end of the Hawaiian chain: administered by the U.S. Navy: 2 sq mi (5.2 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Midway Islands — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Midway Islands <p></p> Background: <p></p> The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the trans Pacific cable, which passed through the… …   The World Factbook

  • Midway Islands — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Midway Islands Country and Admin Code UM.300 UM …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Midway Islands — noun an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base • Members of this Region: ↑Midway, ↑Battle of Midway • Instance Hypernyms: ↑atoll • Part Holonyms: ↑Hawaiian Islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Midway Islands — /mɪdweɪ ˈaɪləndz/ (say midway uyluhndz) plural noun several islets in the northern Pacific, about 1931 km north west of Hawaii; the Japanese were defeated in a naval battle, June 1942. 5 km2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Midway Islands — noun a small group of islands in the central Pacific; a US territory …   Wiktionary

  • Midway Islands — 2 isls. NW of Honolulu, under control of the U.S. Navy; 2 sq. mi.; scene of an important battle of World War II, June 1942 …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Midway Atoll — Midway Island redirects here. For the Canadian islands, see North Midway Island and South Midway Island. Midway Atoll is located at …   Wikipedia

  • Midway-Atoll — Midwayinseln Karte des Midway Atolls Gewässer Pazifischer Ozean Archipel Anzahl der Inseln …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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