Midway Timeline

  • 9:20 AM

    9:20 AM
    American torpedo bombers attack the Soryu
  • 6:30 AM

    6:30 AM
    Japanese planes hit Midway
  • 7:00 AM

    The American carriers launch
  • 7:15 AM

    Japanese planes begin changing weapons
  • 10:20 AM

    10:20 AM
    A second wave of American torpedo bombers attack and American dive-bombers seriously damage Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu
  • 12:00 PM

    Hiryu's dive-bombers seriously damage the USS Yorktown
  • 5:00 PM

    American dive-bombers hit Hiryu
  • June 5th

    Admiral Spruance pursed the Japanese fleet to the west with his task force.
  • June 7th

    The Battle of Midway ended in a decisive American victory