For six months
following its surprise attack on the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, the
Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) had dominated the war in the Pacific. But 4
June 1942 would see the tide turn, with three US Navy (USN) aircraft
carriers waiting in ambush for the IJN near a tiny atoll whose name would
become immortalized in history: Midway.
By the end of that
day, the Japanese would lose four fleet carriers, and the course of the war
would drastically change.
Midway covers not only this action but also other major carrier battles of
World War Two, including Midway, Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Eastern Solomons,
Santa Cruz and Philippine Sea.
Can you, as the
fleet commander, sail your fleet and fly your air forces to victory, or will
you be plunged beneath the deep blue waves never to be heard from again?