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Is there any evidence that the US strategy at Midway was deliberate?

The Battle of Midway was a crushing US victory over the Empire of Japan that, at face value, appears to be due to good SIGINT and a huge amount of luck by the Americans. In particular, the piecemeal ...
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What was the effective sight radius of World War II naval reconnaissance aircraft?

At the battle of Midway, the Japanese launched eight reconnaissance aircraft, which failed to find the American fleet in time to take effective action. I'm not sure what altitude they were operating ...
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Who decided to confront the Japanese at Midway?

George Walsh (The Battle of Midway: Searching for the Truth) points out that Operation Plan 29-42 says Inflict maximum damage on enemy by employing strong attrition tactics. Do not accept such ...
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