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DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with naval historian Robert J. Cressman

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As a tribute to the 67th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, Mr. Cressman will highlight the significance of this event in naval history. Regarded as the turning point in the Pacific during World War II, the Battle of Midway took place June 4-7, 1942. During the battle, an American carrier striking force, augmented by shore-based patrol bombers, decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese navy carrier task force. These actions prevented Japanese forces from capturing Midway Island. An important marker in the naval heritage of our nation, the Battle of Midway changed the course of the war in the Pacific within just a few short days.