It was 76 years ago today that the Japanese attacked Midway Island in the beginning of what will be known as the Battle of Midway, decidedly the most decisive battle of World War II, turning the tide of the Pacific war. The battle effectively disabled the ability of the Japanese Navy to attack the west coast. This allowed the US military to concentrate more resources toward the European theater.
Please remember history. Please remember those who fought and died to win the battles that assured victory of the allied forces during World War II today.
These are photos from the 70th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at Midway Island in 2012.
Fire in The Midway Chow Hall – As I was looking through old paper files I came across this letter. It’s a letter of appreciation and a “Well done” from the Supply Officer for helping to keep everyone at Midway fed that day, especially since, as is noted in the letter, the Kornerstone Kafe was closed. Remember the Kornerstone Kafe? Continue reading “Fire in The Midway Chow Hall”
Snapshots of World War II Midway Island – The years that surround World War II were busy times for Midway. Prior to the war construction was taking place to ready it for the war in the Pacific, while during the war much of that construction was demolished. Continue reading “Snapshots of World War II Midway Island”
Midway Island Ham Radio QSL Cards – Midway Island’s MARS Shack was an active place for many years at Midway. Manned by Ham radio operators who would assist military personnel with an inexpensive method to call home. Many sailor made phone patches to family, ending each sentence with the statement “Over”. Continue reading “Midway Island Ham Radio QSL Cards”