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The US in some ways laid a trap. They had broken much of the Imperial Japanese Naval Code, and sent an uncoded message indicating that Midway was short of fresh water. The Japanese picked up the message and relayed it back.

The US fortified the island and sent a fleet of carriers, including some that the Japanese thought had already been sunk.

Naval Intelligence confirmed that an Invasion Fleet was headed there and the US Navy was determined to defend the Island. It attacked the covering fleet and the Invasion Fleet could no longer proceed without air support. It sailed home.

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