Midway, The Forgotten Victory

    By Daniel Foty. Reposted with Permission. When early June rolls around each year, June 6th is accorded a great deal of reverence for the well-known events of the Normandy landings of 1944. On the decadal anniversary years, there are major ceremonies and there is extensive news coverage. Sadly, an equally (at least) important anniversary on June 4th goes largely neglected. On June 4th 1942, an | Read More »

    June 4th 1942 – Midway, the Forgotten Victory

    (I first published this essay in here two years ago – and republished it last year with a few upgrades. Since I’m now a Contributing Editor, it gets the Front Page (with a few more upgrades) this year. — Skan) When early June rolls around each year, June 6th is accorded a great deal of reverence for the well-known events of the Normandy landings of | Read More »

    2nd Battle of Midway apparently lost

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service has succeeded where the Japanese failed, or in the words of former sailor Bob Smith, who served on Midway in 1961-1962, “FWS is destroying Midway, trying to ‘restore’ it to it’s pre-human condition” (a bird habitat). Midway last operated as a Naval Air Facility (NAF) until Septmeber 30, 1993, when it was closed. When the Navy officially left on | Read More »