Midway, 1942: Facts & Documents  


On 4 June 1942, near a tiny atoll located midway between America and Asia, a battle took place that radically changed the course of the Pacific War. Over 70 years have passed since then, but to this day historians—both professional and amateur—have not stopped arguing about what really happened there, and what was the cause (or causes) of that “In­credible Victory”. I, too, haven't got a definitive, indisputable answer to this question. So I have created this website for those who, like me, are seeking an answer. My goal is to amass in one place as many the Battle of Midway related facts and documents as possible, thereby fa­ci­li­tat­ing the work of new researchers.   Dauntless Courage © David J. Gray   Project News

May 28, 2014. New documents added to Source Documents.

Jan 10, 2014. Timed terminator line with twilight zones added to the first part of Visual Research.

Sep 2, 2011. The illustrated guide reference (23 ships classes and 15 planes types) finished.

Source Documents   Order of Battle
The constantly expanding collection of the Battle of Midway related pri­mary sources—war diaries, action re­ports, etc.—converted into a text form to make them more convenient for re­searchers. Learn more Source Documents The most detailed Order of the Battle of Midway and Aleutians, including au­x­i­lary and ashore units, com­mand­ing officers, numbers of operational planes available, ships classes and a lot more. Learn more Order of Battle
Visual Research   Ships & Aircraft
The attempt to simulate visually the units' relocations during the Battle of Midway, ensuring the maximum pos­sible precision of timing and position referencing based on primary sources and historical surveys. Learn more   Visual Recearch   The strategical and tactical decision-making to a large extent is based on armament capabilities. It's a brief il­lu­strated reference guide on the ships & planes involved in action in the area of Midway Island. Learn more   Ships & Aircrafts