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Accession 88-188-AH: Dive Bombing Japanese Carriers, painting by Griffith Baily Coale
Battle of Midway

Join Sailors across the world to virtually celebrate the United States’ landmark victory at the Battle of Midway. Fought on the high seas of the Pacific more than half a century ago, 3-7 June 1942, this battle altered the course of WWII in the Pacific and thereby shaped the outcome of world events. Explore the links below and discover NHHC’s large collection of resources to learn how Midway was not just a long ago win in a faraway place, but a victory to be celebrated by all Americans. Need additional information on virtual Midway Commemoration planning? Please contact the NHHC Outreach Branch at 202-433-7880 or email