Battle of Midway, 4-7 June 1942
Online Action Reports relating to the Battle



Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacfic Fleet, Serial 01849 of 28 June 1942. This is the main report of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz for the battle.

[This document is held by the Textual Reference Branch, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740.
The complete document is also on microfiche, F-2042 (7 fiche) which can be ordered, using the duplication order form and the fee schedule, from the Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center at the listed address.]

Some of the enclosures to this document are also online:

Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Serial 01753 of 21 June 1942. Enclosure B discusses the interrogation of Japanese enlisted men rescued from a raft on 9 June 1942

Commander Cruisers, Pacific Fleet, of 14 June 1942. Enclosure (A) to Enclosure D is Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher's report of the battle.

Commander Task Force SIXTEEN, Serial 0144-A of 16 June 1942. Enclosure (B) to Enclosure D is Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance's report of the battle.

Commanding Officer, USS Hornet, Serial 0018 of 13 June 1942 Enclosure (a) to TF 16's report of 16 June 1942 is Captain Marc Mitscher's report of the battle.

Commanding Officer, USS Enterprise, Serial 0133 of 8 June 1942 Enclosure (b) to TF 16's report of 16 June 1942

Commanding Officer, USS Yorktown, report of 18 June 1942 Enclosure (C) to Enclosure D is the main report for Yorktown on 4 June and includes attacks on 6 June

Commander Task Group 17.4 (Commander Destroyer Squadron SIX) Serial 094 of 12 June 1942 Enclosure (f) of Enclosure (B) of Enclosure D describes the attack on Yorktown on 4 June 1942

Commanding Officer, USS Hammann Serial 2 of 16 June 1942 describes the battle of 4-6 June 1942

Bombing Squadron SIX ACA report for 4 June 1942. Report of bombing and fatal damage to carriers Kaga and Akagi, including mention of VB-3's fatal damage to Soryu. VB-6 was based on board USS Enterprise, while VB-3 was based on board USS Yorktown.

For further information and links to related resources, see: Battle of Midway Showcase.





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