ON THIS DAY Battle of Midway marks turning point of World War II | New Coin Releases

ON THIS DAY Battle of Midway marks turning point of World War II

Six months right after its attack on Pearl Harbour, the Imperial Japanese Navy aimed to inflict one more devastating defeat on the United States.

This time it intended to take the US base on Midway Atoll in the Pacific with a formidable strike force supported by 4 aircraft-carriers, even though the principal body of its mighty naval force lay in wait for the arrival of the heavily depleted American Fleet. Thanks to US intelligence, nonetheless, Admiral Nimitz possessed beneficial particulars of Admiral Yamamoto’s program.

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On four June 1942, while Japan’s carrier-launched planes have been inflicting heavy damage on Midway, the strike force suddenly discovered of the approaching US Fleet. With their decks busy in the procedure of refuelling and redeploying aircraft, the Japanese carriers have been struck with damaging consequences by about 35 Dauntless dive-bombers. As a result, all four Japanese carriers had been abandoned and sunk, while USS Yorktown was also mortally wounded for the duration of the fighting.

Battle of Midway 1942 Silver Proof Coin

A turning point of Planet War II, the Battle of Midway was a decisive victory that permanently weakened the Imperial Japanese Navy. Commemorating the significance of the encounter, The Perth Mint issued this Battle of Midway 1942 1oz Silver Proof Coin in 2011. The coin&#8217s reverse style depicts a struck image of USS Enterprise, a Yorktown class aircraft carrier, and a coloured composition of a Dauntless dive-bomber above Akagi, a Japanese aircraft carrier that was scuttled soon after getting severely broken for the duration of the battle.

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Less than 500 of these coins stay obtainable for sale at The Perth Mint out of a maximum mintage of five,000. Each coin, which is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper.

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