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Remembering the Battle of Midway is a four-part series spanning from the Doolittle Raid, to the significance of the Battle of Coral Sea and ending with the Battle of Midway. In each segment of this four-part series, you will hear from the historical and pivotal participants from this time period, such as Gen. James Doolittle and other memorable figures, we will also speak with present-day historians who will examine the significance of these three events in naval, army and air force history. Courtesy of U.S. Naval Institute Oral History Program.

Remembering the Battle of Midway is a four-part series spanning from the Doolittle Raid, to the significance of the Battle of Coral Sea and ending with the Battle of Midway. In each segment of this four-part series, you will hear from the historical and pivotal participants from this time period, such as Gen. James Doolittle and other memorable figures, we will also speak with present-day historians who will examine the significance of these three events in naval, army and air force history. Courtesy of U.S. Naval Institute Oral History Program.
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Remembering the Battle of Midway is a four-part series spanning from the Doolittle Raid, to the significance of the Battle of Coral Sea and ending with the Battle of Midway. In each segment of this four-part series, you will hear from the historical and pivotal participants from this time period, such as Gen. James Doolittle and other memorable figures, we will also speak with present-day historians who will examine the significance of these three events in naval, army and air force history. Courtesy of U.S. Naval Institute Oral History Program.

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Part IV - Remembering the Battle of Midway

6/5/2009
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In the final segment of Remembering the Battle of Midway, you will hear a first-hand account of the Battle of Midway from Rear Adm. Joseph M. Worthington, who was the commanding officer of the USS Benham during the battle. Worthington discussed his participation in Midway in an oral interview with the U.S. Naval Institute in the spring of 1972. Worthington recalls the hours leading up to Midway, the sinking of Yorktown, and finally to the end of the battle. The American victory at Midway was...

Duration:00:17:54

Part III - Remembering the Battle of Midway

6/4/2009
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In the third segment of the four-part series of Remembering the Battle of Midway you will hear from U.S. Navy Adm. Ernest Eller, who provided an oral interview to the U.S. Naval Institute in November 1972 where he explained his part, as a writer of war reports, during World War II while stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Midway was the defining moment in the naval history of World War II. Some might say it was the finest hour in the history of the U.S. Navy. With nearly two-thirds of the...

Duration:00:15:23

Remembering the Battle of Coral Sea

5/7/2009
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The Battle of the Coral Sea was a strategic victory for the United States, the first time in the Pacific war Japanese forces had been thwarted from taking their objective. Tactically, however, the Japanese had won, sinking more than twice the tonnage they had lost. But the tide of the war was beginning to turn. And the real test of what the losses meant to both sides in the Coral Sea would come a month later at Midway. In this webcast, you will hear from Vice Adm. Paul Stroop, who served as...

Duration:00:19:04

Remembering Doolittle Raid

4/16/2009
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In this first segment of the four-part series – Remembering Midway this year marks the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Four months after that attack, a daring plan was conceived to bomb targets on the Japanese mainland. Gen. James H. Doolittle led a squadron off the deck of the carrier USS Hornet to carry out this mission. While the actual damage done to Japan's war-making infrastructure was, minimal, the news of the successful attack on the mainland of Japan stirred the...

Duration:00:14:21

Promo - Remembering the Doolittle Raid

4/9/2009
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Welcome to the Remembering the Battle of Midway, a four-part series spanning from the Doolittle Raid, to the Battle of Coral Sea and ending with the Battle of Midway. In each segment of this four-part series, you will hear from participants such as Gen. James Doolittle, Vice Adm. Paul Stroop, Rear Adm. Roy Benson, and many more. We will also speak with present-day historians that will speak about these events in naval, army and air force history. Tune in Thursday, April 16 to listen to Gen....

Duration:00:01:30