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    Battle Of Midway Analysis

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    by Japanese fighter pilots which moments later led directly to the demise of Japan’s own carriers.”(Hanson, p.342) The American forces stationed at Midway consisted of B-17s bombers attacking the Japanese invasion fleet, which unfortunately failed to score a single hit on the Japanese fleet. Once positive confirmation of the Japanese aircraft carrier’s position was made, the American task forces scrambled fighters to attack the Japanese carriers. Meanwhile, Japanese forces also received positive confirmation of the American location and changed their course, causing the American squadrons to miss the Japanese fleet. LT. John C. Waldron led his TBD Devastators on their valiant mission, “out of the eighty-two men who headed for the Japanese carriers in the TBDs, only thirteen survived.” (Hanson, p. 342) Unintentionally the annihilation of the Devastators led to the demise of the Japanese by creating a diversion leaving the skies open for the Dauntless Dive Bombers. Three Japanese aircraft carriers were lost in the first day alone. Japan’s losses totaled, “…four carriers, one cruiser, 2,500 men and 322 aircraft;” on the other hand, American losses totaled, “347 lives, a carrier, a destroyer, and 147 aircraft.”(Layton, p. 448) The exposed wooden flight decks, along with the Japanese Zeros refueling which causing further explosions, added to the general destruction of the Japanese Aircraft…

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    One example resulted from the rate at which aircraft technology was developing versus the rate at which aviation weapons systems were developing. This became a problem when the actual aircraft were very advanced but the weapons systems were sub-par and weren’t using aviation for what it was capable of – at least until bombers were developed. However, during the time period where aircraft were still using machine guns as their weapons system, aircraft could only be effective against other planes…

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    advantage on their side, so if they had used their damaged ships and jerry rigged them their odds of winning the battle would have drastically increased. The Japanese had two carriers that had lost about half of their planes, so they decided not to use those ships. If the Japanese had used one of those carriers and combined the planes from both of them to be used in the attack then that could have played a crucial role for the Japanese. The United States was lucky in the fact that the Japanese…

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    4th May in 1942 to the 8th of May in the same year. Some believe this was the battle that saved Australia. This is because it led to the country’s victory in defending a very important part of the Australian shore. The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first battle of the naval forces that only involved carrier aircraft. Each of the opposing forces could afford to stage an aircraft battle and there was no moment when the surfaces ships from either side fired against the other force. The Battle of…

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    Admiral Mitscher

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    four air craft carriers. After his rise through the ranks as a naval officer, his accumulation of war and aviation experience gave him the ability to influence United States air power and lead them to tactical, strategic, and operational success in the Battle of the Philippine Sea of June, 1944 against the Japanese commander, Admiral Soemu Toyoda. First, the foundations that led the United States to tactical superiority over Japan were…

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    Merchant Marine Prowess

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    perseverance through the changing times, adapting to the trials of advancement as a ship would adapt to the changing of the tides. The further advancement of technology during the 19th and 20th Centuries brought about a shift in the maritime and wartime industries, gone were the looming hulls of vast wooden ships to be replaced by the thick, steel riveted hulls of naval battleships, carriers, and cruisers galore. The merchant marine once more patrolled the sea alongside the Navy in defending her…

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    The election of this topic for this paper was partly thanks to the movie Pearl Harbor, and my long term desire to become a pilot. Resurgence of American patriotism was due mostly to these 16 aircraft and their crewmen. This raid paved the way for collaborations between air and naval forces that would be pivotal to the success of America’s military. It is exactly the underdog story with a happy ending that personifies the American Dream. In the wake of Pearl Harbor the U.S. needed a plan that…

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    What are the sorts of transporters are as characterize by income class? Who are a percentage of the individuals from every class? Do you think the individuals from every class would go up against or cooperate with individuals from alternate classes? Shouldn 't something be said about individuals from their own particular class? Private and For-Hire Carriers. However a grouping as often as possible utilized by U.S air transporters is one taking into account yearly working incomes and…

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    Big E History

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    The Story of the big E The big E or the USS Enterprise was the first ever aircraft carrier powered by nuclear power. It took ambition by the United States to create something of this scale. The Big E has an extensive history from the problems of the enterprise to the triumphs. The scale off the Big E is so massive compared to any other aircraft carrier before it in part of the nuclear power. Most importantly the creation of the Big E secured the future for carriers of all kinds. The Big E is…

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    Summary Of Hill Godspeed

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    and the Evolution of Carrier-based Close Air Support” because the topic of close air support caught my attention. I had heard and read stories about aircraft carriers, but never about amphibious assault ships so I figured I could learn something interesting. In this article, Godspeed supports and argues the role that the U.S.S. Nassau, and…

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