The Battle of Midway 101

A video course about the most important naval battle of WW2

It's simply the most accurate and in-depth presentation of the Battle ever made!

Observe animated battle maps that will provide you with a clear picture of the simultaneous events that were happening at different locations.

Compare the strengths and weaknesses of the carriers, aircraft, and torpedoes used by both sides.

Follow the major Japanese political and military events taking place during the twenties and thirties which eventually led to war with America.

See how the political battle among the Japanese naval planers resulted in the adoption of Admiral Yamamoto’s convoluted Midway plan.

Discover how code breakers put the American Navy into an excellent position to win the battle.

The entire course is 8.5 hours long and contains 22 video lessons.

Check out any or all of the 22 lesson preview videos below.

Lesson 1 - Before 1920

Japanese history prior to 1920. The Russo-Jappanese War of 1905, Admiral Togo's victory at Tsushima Straight, World War One, and development of the Japanese navy.

Lesson 2 - The Twenties

Two events occurred in Washington that soured the Japanese attitude towards the United States - The Naval Limitation Treaty of 1922 and the American Immigration Act of 1924.

Lesson 3 - The Thirties

During the thirties, the Japanese captured Manchuria, Peking, Shanghai, and Nanking. They also bombed and sunk a U.S. gunboat. This turned American sentiment against them.

Lesson 4 - Prelude To War

In 1941, President Roosevelt issued an executive order that cut off Japan's ability to purchase crude oil. Since this threatened Japan’s survival, the Japanese  decided to go to war.

Lesson 5 - Pearl Harbor

On December 7th, 1941, six Japanese carriers launched a total of 351 planes to attack Pearl Harbor. The attack sunk and damaged several ships, and killed 2403 Americans.

Lesson 6 - Battle Origins

Shortly after the war began, at Naval General Headquarters in Tokyo, the Japanese military planners began a strategic debate for the purpose of determining the best path forward.

Lesson 7 - Planning

Since the purpose of Yamamoto's convoluted Midway plan was to destroy the American carriers, Doolittle's B25 raid on Tokyo ended the strategic debate in favor of the admiral.

Lesson 8 - Preparations

Code breaking, the Coral Sea battle, and how the difference in Japanese and American responses to their carrier damages effected preparations for the upcoming Battle of Midway.

Lesson 9 - Approach

By June 3rd, the Japanese formations were approaching, TF-16 and TF-17 were patrolling northeast of Midway, and Midway’s PBY scout planes were looking for the enemy carriers.

Lesson 10 - 0400 to 0500

Kido Butai simultaneously launched an attack on Midway and a seven plane scouting pattern. At the same time, Admiral Fletcher was launching ten SBD scouts from Yorktown.

Lesson 11 - 0500 to 0600

At 0530, a PBY spotted Kido Butai and reported the sighting, but was spotted by the Japanese two minutes later. At 0545, another PBY sighted the Japanese 108 plane strike force.

Lesson 12 - 0600 to 0700

At 0600, the Japanese strike force was closing on Midway, and American fighters were climbing up to intercept them. The rest of Midway’s planes were heading for the Japanese fleet.

Lesson 13 - 0700 t0 0800

At 0700, Akagi received Tomonaga’s message that another Midway strike was needed, and Nagumo learned that cruiser Tone’s scout plane had sighted ten American ships.

Lesson 14 - 0800 to 0900

Between 0800 and 0900, sixteen SBDs attacked Kido Butai, then fifteen B17s attacked, then Nautilus attacked, and then eleven old Vindicators attacked. None were successful.

Lesson 15 - 0900 to 1000

Tomonaga’s strike force was recovered and debriefed. VT-8 torpedo planes from Hornet attacked Kido Butai, and a few minutes later VT-6 torpedo planes from Enterprise also attacked.

Lesson 16 - 1000 t0 1100

At 1000, Japan had crushed every American air attack, and was winning. However, by 1100, with 3 of their carriers burning, the Japanese had essentially lost the Battle of Midway.

Lesson 17 - 1100 to 1200

A scouting report said that the Americans were only 90 miles away. Based on this, Nagumo ordered his remaining ships to charge forward and create a surface engagement.

Lesson 18 - 1200 to 1400

Fires continued to blaze on Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu. Hiryu’s first counter-strike of Val dive-bombers attacked Yorktown. Nagumo learned that the Vals hit a carrier and left it burning.

Lesson 19 - 1400 to 1800

Torpedo planes of Hiryu’s 2nd counter strike attacked Yorktown, American scout planes located Hiryu, and a large explosion occurred on Akagi. Kaga and Soryu were abandoned.

Lesson 20 - Nightfall

TF-17 moved towards TF-16 leaving one destroyer to guard the abandoned Yorktown. Even though burning, Hiryu moved towards the northwest with the other ships of Kido Butai.

Lesson 21 - Day Two

Hiryu sank. Near Midway, I-168 was ordered to head northeast to attack the damaged Yorktown. American planes from Midway attacked the crippled cruisers Mogami and Mikuma.

Lesson 22 - Day Three

Mikuma was damaged by air attacks. While the Americans worked to salvage Yorktown, I-168 launched 4 torpedoes. One missed, another hit destroyer Hammann, and two hit Yorktown.

About the Course Creator

I have always been fascinated by the Battle of Midway. Over the years, I watched every documentary about the battle I could find. Also, I read a lot of books about the battle, and have now accumulated an extensive library.

In regards to the battle’s historical facts, I found there to be a large gap between the books and the documentaries. Even though they can be entertaining, documentaries just don’t have the depth and accuracy found in the books written about the subject.

“The Battle of Midway 101” bridges this gap by providing a level of depth and accuracy never seen before in any documentary.

I know you'll like it.

Gary Solomon

As you watch these 22 video lessons you'll learn about all of the fleets, all of the ships, all of the planes, and all of the people involved in the battle!

In addition to the 22 lesson videos, you'll get the following bonus report!

What Happened to the Other Ships of Kido Butai

Nagumo's Fleet (Kido Butai) consisted of 4 carriers, 2 battleships, 3 cruisers, and 11 destroyers. This was a total of 20 ships. During the Battle of Midway the Americans sank the 4 carriers, but the other 16 ships survived the battle. This video report looks at what happened to those 16 ships during the remainder of the war.

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