June 4th 1942
So does anyone know what happened June 4th 1942? The answer is The Battle of Midway. The Japanese had planned an invasion of Midway Island which was located a thousand miles Northwest of the Hawaiian Islands. Thanks to America’s code breakers the Japanese secret code was being read so we knew in advance exactly what the Japanese had planned. So the American navy was ready and waiting to stop and surprise the Japanese.
The Japanese navy lost four of their carriers when we caught them refueling and rearming their planes for an air strike. The Battle of Midway was a tremendous victory for the United States and a terribl loss for the Japanese who lost many highly trained pilots.
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