This year marks the 80th anniversary of many important World War II battles. From the perspective of the Pacific War, there were the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, and the Battle of Guadalcanal, each of which was an important turning point in the war against Japan. In particular, the Battle of Midway, in which the Imperial Japanese Navy lost four aircraft carriers at a time, made the Japanese army, which was originally offensive, fall into a passive position, laying the foundation for the Allied forces to win the Pacific War.
The four ships Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu that were sunk in the Battle of Midway all participated in the Pearl Harbor incident on December 7, 1941, so the significance of this victory is to the U.S. military It is also equivalent to avenging a dead photo retouching comrade-in-arms. In addition to the four aircraft carriers, a large number of Japanese naval pilots with sufficient actual combat experience died in this battle, and since then they have never challenged the ability of the U.S. Naval Air Force.
This is the biggest change brought about by the victory of the Midway naval battle. Since the Pearl Harbor incident, the Japanese Army Chief of Staff Admiral Sugiyama Yuan and Naval Commander Admiral Nagano have advocated that the direction of the Japanese army's offensive should focus on Australia in the southwest, because they estimated that it would take 18 months for the United States to regain its strength. An offensive route can consolidate Japan's victory in Southeast Asia. Once Australia is captured, Western forces will be able to be completely expelled from Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. In the future, even if the United States regains its strength, it will be very difficult to return to the Western Pacific.