“You who participated in the Battle of Midway today have written a glorious page in our history. I am proud to be associated with you” — Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (June 4, 1942).
In the spring of 1942, Admiral Ernest J. King, Commander in Chief (COMINCH), U.S. Fleet was waging a war on two fronts.
More important now than ever would be Rochefort’s ability to establish credibility — particularly with the new Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet (COMINCH), Admiral Ernest J. King, and the new CINC PACFLT, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
“You don’t have to be crazy to work here, but it helps.” Thus read a sign hanging on the desk of Lieutenant Commander Thomas H. Dyer — one of the Navy’s top cryptanalysts.
Starting tomorrow, Station HYPO will be reposting a five part series by CDR David Spalding on the events leading up to and through the Battle of Midway. This series is timed to start on the same day Midway the movie will start showing nationwide. We hope you enjoy the series and compare it to Hollywood’s version. As always, your comments are encouraged.