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Author: Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Mike Jones, Defense Media Activity

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Turning the Tide: Part Three

Turning the Tide: Part Three

Not a single ship was in sight. The steady rumble of the SBD Dauntless' props churned through the calm Pacific clouds 15,000 feet above. All they could see was blue.

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Turning the Tide: Part Two

Turning the Tide: Part Two

The intelligence had confirmed it: the Japanese were going to attack Midway. An ambush would certainly give the U.S. the tactical advantage so desperately needed, but it in no way guaranteed a victory - let alone the military superiority needed to hold off the massive, battle-tested Japanese fleet.

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Turning The Tide: Part One

Turning The Tide: Part One

Only six months had passed, yet it felt like an eternity. This, after all, was America: unstoppable.

Memories From That Tiny Atoll 73 Years Later

Only six months had passed, yet it felt like an eternity. This, after all, had been Teddy Roosevelt's America: unstoppable.