Edited by Gerald Boerner
The Battle of Midway was an attempt to occupy Midway as a airfield while simultaneously luring the U.S. Aircraft Carriers into a trap. These carriers were missing from Pearl Harbor during the December, 1941, raid. Unknown to the Japanese, Project HYPO had decoded the Japanese plan and our carriers were ready with a trap of their own. To give further misdirection, the Japanese attack on the Aleutian Islands was executed.
. The U.S. Marines responded to the Aleutian attack. Today we look at this attack.
“the Japanese operations in the Aleutian Islands (Operation AL) removed yet more ships that could otherwise have augmented the force striking Midway. Whereas prior historical accounts have often characterized the Aleutians operation as a feint to draw American forces away, recent scholarship on the battle has suggested that AL was supposed to be launched simultaneously with the attack on Midway. However, a one-day delay in the sailing of Nagumo’s task force meant that Operation AL began a day before the Midway attack.” (Wikipedia)
So it’s time to get started with our exploration of the Japanese attack on the Aleutian Islands at the same time of the Battle of Midway… GLB
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