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    Re: Battle of Midway
    From: Joe Shields
    Date: 2000 May 09, 2:59 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.
    -- Joe
    > > 3)  Third:
    > >     Read some books about   WWII and the Battle of Midway Island.
    > >     Too bad we didn't have a GPS system then. A lot of lives could
    > >     have been saved.
    > Why, what happened?

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