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The Battle for Midway (14 Apr. 1999)

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National Geographic follows underwater explorer Bob Ballard as he searches for the aircraft carrier sunk during the Battle of Midway.


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Episode credited cast:
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuji Akamatsu ...
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Bob Ballard ...
Himself - Undersea Explorer (as Dr. Robert Ballard)
Richard Halsey Best ...
Himself - Veteran (as Dick Best)
Lloyd Childers ...
Himself - Veteran
Harry Ferrier ...
Himself - Veteran
Piers Gibbon ...
Narrator (Himself)
Bill Surgi ...
Himself - Veteran
Haruo Yoshino ...
Himself - Veteran


The Battle of Midway was the turning of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. The historical event is recreated while Harold Ballard, the famous oceanographer who found the HMS Titanic, undertakes the mission to find two of the aircraft carriers lost in the battle, the USS Yorktown and the Japanese carrier, Kagi, with veterans from both sides on board. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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