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    Re: Battle of Midway
    From: Ed Falk
    Date: 2000 May 09, 4:07 PM

    > In trying to find the Japanese carrier fleet, the American dive bomber
    > squadron pilots flew past  the point where they had enough fuel to get back
    > to their carriers.  Many were lost when they ran out of fuel on the way
    > back.  But boy.... those guys found the Japanese carriers, and if I remember
    > correctly totally destroyed 3 and put one of commission to limp home to
    > Japan.  Forget Midway Is. which is what the Japanese were after.  Forget
    > winning the war, which Japan essentially lost from that point on.
    > The funny thing is how little coverage the battle received at the time.  It
    > was only afterwards that the true significance was realized.
    Ahhh, thanx.  Didn't know that part of the story.
    Here's an interesting factoid:  Hollywood has spent more money
    recreating the attack on Pearl Harbor than the Japanese spent
    attacking it.
            -ed falk

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