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The U.S. won the battle of the Midway only because the code breakers could figure out the Japanese codes.

During the battle, the U.S. sunk four aircraft carriers, the Akagi, the Kaga, the Soryu, and the Hiryu.

The Japanese, however, only sunk the carrier, the U.S.S Yorktown, which was later repaired and sent back into action.

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Japan had a total of 25 Aircraft Carriers and Light Carriers in WWII of which 20 were sunk.

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What was the battle plan at the Battle of Midway?

At the Battle of Midway, the American battle plan was to lure the Japanese fleet into a trap using the aircraft carriers USS Enterprise, USS Hornet, and USS Yorktown. American aircraft would attack the Japanese carriers, while their own carriers remained out of range. The goal was to neutralize the Japanese carriers and gain a decisive victory, which ultimately succeeded with the sinking of four Japanese carriers.


How did us stop Japanese offensive and later defeat the nation at the end of World War 2 in 1945?

During the Battle of Midway. the Japanese had 4 carriers that they used to attack islands in the pacific. when they attacked Midway, the US carriers were able to launch planes and sink their 4 carriers. because they had lost their carriers, the Japanese no longer had the ability to attack.


United States planes wrecked the Japanese invasion fleet at the battle of?

Battle of Midway US naval aircraft sank the four Japanese aircraft carriers that were supporting the invasion force.


What was the main point of the Battle of Midway?

The US Navy sank 4 Japanese aircraft carriers crippling the fleet and future plans for invasions.


Were there us aircraft carriers in the World War 2 European theater?

None were necessary since the British Isles provided plentiful air bases. However, in the Mediterranean theater, US escort carriers (aka jeep carriers or CVE's) were used to support amphibious landings. These were small aircraft carriers capable of operating about 30 aircraft each, which left the larger US fleet carriers with 70-80 aircraft each available for the Pacific theater.

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