WWII Pacific Battle of Midway

In this June 1942 file photo, the USS Yorktown lists heavily to port after being struck by Japanese bombers and torpedo planes in the Battle of Midway during World War II, as a destroyer stands by at right to assist as a salvage crew on the flight deck tries to right the stricken aircraft carrier. Buffalo, New York, native C. Wade McClusky Jr. made one of the most fateful decisions of World War II at Midway, yet his actions during the history-changing battle have received scant recognition. That will change in his hometown, a statue of his likeness will be included in a new military monument being dedicated June 4, 2017, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. (U.S. Navy via AP, File)

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