How many japanese carriers were lost in the Battle of Midway?
The Kaga , Akagi , Hiryu and the Soryu .
Midway was a battle between the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy.It resulted in a devastating defeat for the Japanese as they lost 4 aircraft carriers in this one battle. These carriers were the Akagi,Hiryu,Kaga,and Soryu. Although there remained much bloody fighting in the Pacific after this battle the Japanese Navy never fully recovered from this loss.
The naval battle in the Coral Sea (May, 1942) stopped Japan from invading New Guinea. Although both the Japanese and US fleets lost carriers in the battle, the damage to other carriers meant they were out of action for the Battle of Midway a month later (the most costly defeat of the war for the Japanese, who lost 4 carriers).
The key battles of WW2 in the Pacific included Battle of Midway in which the Japanese lost 4 of their 6 heavy carriers and a good chunk of their trained aircrews. Also the Battle of the Coral Sea in which the Japanese had damaged carriers that ultimately decided the war in the fact that only 4 of the carriers were available for the battle.
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How many American torpedo planes were launched from the hornet enterprise Yorktown in the Battle of Midway?
The Japanese were seeking to invade and occupy Midway to protect their homeland from an attack such as that of the Doolittle Raid of April 1942. Instead, in the Battle of Midway, the Japanese lost four aircraft carriers -- the Soryu, the Kaga, Akagi and Hiryu -- while sinking one US carrier, the Yorktown. With this battle the Japanese were so weakened that they spent the rest of the war on defense.
Following the inconclusive Battle of the Coral Sea (May, 1942) Japan realized that the US carriers (while outnumbered) represented a threat to their continued landing operations. They sought to engage the US carriers in a decisive battle and establish a forward position on Midway Island. Unfortunately, things went wrong. Of the three Japanese carriers that fought at Coral Sea, one was lost and the other two needed repairs. That left 4 carriers to attack Midway…
It was the first major naval battle of the Pacific War that was an overwhelming defeat for the Japanese Navy. The US Navy lost one aircraft carrier but Japan lost four of its' six main fleet carriers. It was also the turning point of the war in the Pacific, Japan was always on the defensive after Midway.