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Destination Point Luck - Voices from Midway is a documentary
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The Course to Midway

Welcome to "Course to Midway - Turning Point in the Pacific." This site chronicles part of the campaign in the Pacific during World War II, specifically highlighting the events leading up to and including the Battle of Midway.

Interviews from Sailors who participated in the Pacific campaign during World War II are included to help tell the story of how U.S. forces helped turn the tide in the Pacific, leading to the defeat of the Japanese.

When you click "Navy Code Breakers" you will see how cryptanalysts like retired Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers assisted in breaking the Japanese code that foreshadowed the plot for the Pacific. Clicking on "Doolittle Raid" will show you how the U.S. planned and executed one of the boldest operations during the campaign in the Pacific through the words of retired Gen.
James Doolittle. Visiting "Battle of the Coral Sea" will show you how this battle set the stage for one of the most defining moments in U.S. Naval history. Finally, "The Battle of Midway" will take you through those three pivotal days in June 1942 where two naval powers faced off in what would help pave the way to U.S. victory in the Pacific,

Enjoy the history of these decisive events in naval warfare as you chart "The Course to Midway - Turning Point in the Pacific."

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