Midway order of battle

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This is the order of battle for the World War II Battle of Midway.

Overview[edit]

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Imperial Japanese Navy Ship Type United States Navy
Akagi | Hiryū | Kaga | Sōryū CV Enterprise | Hornet | Yorktown
Zuihō CVL None
Hōshō CVE None
Kamikawa Maru | Chiyoda | Nisshin CVS None
Fusō | Haruna | Hiei | Hyūga | Ise | Kirishima | Kongō | Mutsu | Nagato | Yamashiro | Yamato BB None
Atago | Chikuma | Chōkai | Haguro | Kumano | Mikuma | Mogami | Myōkō | Suzuya | Tone CA Astoria | Minneapolis | New Orleans | Northampton | Pensacola | Portland | Vincennes
Jintsu | Kitakami | Nagara | Ōi CL Atlanta
Akigumo | Amagiri | Amatsukaze | Arare | Arashi | Arashio | Asagiri | Asashio | Asagumo | Ayanami | Fubuki | Hagikaze | Hamakaze | Harusame | Hatsukaze | Hatsuyuki | Hayashio | Isokaze | Isonami | Kagerō | Kasumi | Kazagumo | Kuroshio | Maikaze | Makigumo | Minegumo | Mikazuki | Murakumo |

Murasame | Natsugumo | Nowaki | Oyashio | Samidare | Shikinami | Shiranui | Shirakumo | Shirayuki | Tanikaze | Tokitsukaze | Urakaze | Uranami | Yūdachi | Yūgiri | Yūgumo | Yūkaze | Yukikaze

DD Aylwin | Anderson | Balch | Benham | Blue | Clark | Conyngham | Dewey | Ellet | Gwin| Hammann | Hughes | Maury | Monaghan | Monssen | Morris | Phelps | Russell | Ralph Talbot | Worden
I-121 | I-122 | I-123 | I-156 | I-157 | I-158 | I-159 | I-162 | I-164 | I-165 | I-166 | I-168 | I-169 | I-171 | I-174 | I-175 | Submarine Cachalot | Cuttlefish | Dolphin | Finback | Flying Fish | Gato | Grayling | Grenadier | Grouper | Growler | Gudgeon | Narwhal | Nautilus | Pike | Plunger | Tambor | Tarpon | Trigger | Trout
Akebono | Genyo | Kenyo | Kukoyu | Kyokuto | Naruto | Nichiei | Nippon | San Clemente | Sata | Shnikoku | Toa | Toei | Tohu | Tsurumi AO Cimarron | Guadalupe | Platte
No. 2 | No. 34 | No. 35 PT PT-20 | PT-21 | PT-22 | PT-24 | PT-25 | PT-26 | PT-27 | PT-28 | PT-29 | PT-30
Meiyo | Yamafuku AE None
Tama Maru No. 5 | Showa Maru No. 7 | Showa Maru No. 8 AMS None
No. 17 | No. 18 SC None
Akashi AR None
97 x Aichi D3A "Val" | 101 x Nakajima B5N "Kate" A/C 88 x Grumman F4F-4 "Wildcat" | 129 x Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless" | 44 x Douglas TBD-1 "Devastator" | 32 x PBY-5/A "Catalina" | 6 x Grumman TBF "Avenger" | 4 x Martin B-26 "Marauder" | 19 x Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress"

Japanese Combined Fleet[edit]

The Japanese forces actually consisted of two different fleets detailed to two separate operations, namely Operation AL (for the Aleutians) and Operation MI (for Midway).

First Fleet[edit]

Second Fleet (Midway Invasion Force)[edit]

Shore-based Air Force[edit]

Northern Area Force[edit]

United States[edit]

The US Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas are under the overall command of Admiral Chester Nimitz.[3]

Carrier Strike Force[edit]

Task Force 17 - Rear Admiral Frank J. Fletcher in Yorktown

Task Force 16 - commander: Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance in Enterprise

Submarines Operational command under Rear Admiral Robert H. English (Commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet) at Pearl Harbor.

Midway Garrison[edit]

The military forces at the immediate point of tactical contact (i.e. not including support formations) are described below.

Aircraft[edit]

American Forces[edit]

Naval Air Station (NAS) Midway operated:[5]

United States Navy

United States Army Air Forces

United States Marine Corps

Yorktown: 77 aircraft

Enterprise: 78 aircraft

Hornet: 77 aircraft

Japanese Forces[edit]

The Japanese carriers of the Striking Force operated:

Akagi: 60 aircraft

Kaga: 74 aircraft

Hiryū: 57 aircraft

Sōryū: 57 aircraft[6]

(Note: These figures include 21 operational Zero fighters of the 6th Air Group being ferried to Midway by the carriers.)

  • Japanese Battleships and Cruisers: 16 recon floatplanes, most of them short-ranged (5 Aichi E13A, 10 Nakajima E8N, 1 Aichi E11A)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/articles/aftermidway.aspx
  2. ^ L, Klemen (1999–2000). "Vice-Admiral Nobutake Kondō". Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942. 
  3. ^ "Battle of Midway". World War 2 Facts. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Midway Order of Battle". NavWeaps.com. NavWeaps.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "ONI Review of Midway". ONI Review of Midway. iBiblio.org. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "After Midway". Military History Online. militaryhistoryonline.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013.