Wise to the Japanese trap at Midway the American carrier force prepares an ambush. Despite winning a tremendous victory, poorly executed air operations by the American forces lead to the loss of many air crews and the Hornet aircraft carrier. Written by
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The narrator repeatedly refers to various types of ships armament as "rifles". For example, "5 inch rifles". Ships' weapons are never called rifles, they are called guns. In military parlance, a rife is a shoulder fired weapon operated by a lone individual. Any weapon system the requires a crew of two or more to operate is always called a gun. See more