No Higher Honor: The U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
Young and idealistic, the men who carried the sea battle that turned the war with Japan brought with them an uncluttered sense of purpose, patriotism and love of country. This is their story.
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aboard Admiral aircraft carrier Akagi American antiaircraft aviation Battle of Midway began Blessum bomb bombers Brunetti Buckmaster captain Childers climbed commander compartment Coral Sea Corl crew cruisers Dalzell Dauntless destroyer Devastator dive dive-bombers enemy enlisted escorts Ewoldt exploded fighter pilots Fighting Forty-two fire five-inch guns fleet Fletcher flight deck Flum flyers flying Forshee Fosha Fuchida fuel Genda going hangar deck Hiryu Hornet island Jaluit Japan Japanese Japanese carriers Japanese planes joined the Navy killed knew land later launch Lexington Liner Lorenz Maag Machalinski McCuskey miles minutes Montalvo Nagumo Naval Nimitz Norfolk numbers ocean Osmus Pacific patrol Pattison Pearl Harbor port radar radio radioman radioman-gunner raft rear recalled sailors Salamaua scout sent ship's Shoho Shokaku side Spruance task force Task Force 17 TBD Devastator Thach told torpedo planes Torpedo Three Tulagi turned U.S. carriers Underwood Wildcat wounded Yamamoto Yorktown Zeroes Zuikaku