On 1 June, the Commandery’s Battle of Midway commemorative lunch was held at Everett Naval Station. Ten companions and spouses attended this annual event including Chuck Davis, Bill Boardman, John Gerten, Cindy and Joe Valenta, Floyd and Carol Kershener, John and Cricket Laible and Solon Webb (with the latter three via Skype). Floyd Kershner provided … More Battle of Midway Brunch Focuses on Women Codebreakers
The Marine Corps Association and Foundation’s website contains a very interesting synopsis of Marine Corps operations during the Battle of Midway, the subject of which is being commemorated by NOUS Northwest on 23 June at Naval Station Everett. The summary was written by R.R. Keene and was first published in June 1992. One excerpt includes … More The Marine Corps at Midway
The NOUS Northwest’s annual Battle of Midway brunch is scheduled for Saturday June 23rd at noon at the All American Restaurant, Everett Naval Station. The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) provides a quick summary of the Battle of Midway, which is shown below. Notice the timeline of significant events which occurred on 4 June 1942. … More Midway Brunch Only Three Weeks Away!
According to today’s Chicago Tribune, that newspaper’s “front page of June 7, 1942, was led by a report on the Battle of Midway that made evident the U.S. had cracked the Japanese naval code.”* Read about why a grand jury failed to indict war correspondent Stanley Johnston or the Tribune’s then-managing editor for that disclosure. … More For Midway Historians, Were the Broken Codes a Spilled Secret?
In his remarks on June 2, 2017, Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, cited four “strokes of luck” in the Battle of Midway: 1. Breaking the code, 2. the presence of Yorktown, 3. Nautilus delaying Arashi and 4. McClusky finding the carriers. But he concluded that “It might be tempting to attribute the … More Chief of Naval Operations Midway Remarks – 2017
As a wrap-up to last week’s 75th Anniversary recognition of the Battle of Midway, Naval History Magazine has just published a timely article titled “Grading Midway’s Commanders” by Jonathan Parshall, who begins: Which side received higher leadership marks on its Battle of Midway report card is no surprise, but the illuminating ‘why’ behind the grades … More “Grading Midway’s Commanders”
One of the books discussed at the June 10 Battle of Midway brunch was “Joe Rochefort’s War”, the winner of the NOUS New York’s 2012 RADM Samuel Eliot Morison Book Award. (Other annual NOUS New York awards can be accessed here.) This work was authored by Elliot Carlson and is sub-titled “The Odyssey of … More “Joe Rochefort’s War”