75th Battle of Midway Commemoration

Photo illustration by MC1 Corwin Colbert

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

June 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Navy’s and the nation’s most historically significant naval victory. The Battle of Midway took place from June 3 to 7, 1942 and changed the tide of the war in the Pacific and the course of world history.

The following events have been scheduled to promote the significance of the Battle of Midway.

• A Station Hypo commemoration will be held at 1 p.m. June 2 at Building 1. The commemoration will be hosted by U.S. Pacific Fleet to honor the personnel of Station Hypo and the breaking of the Japanese code, which played a pivotal role in the victory at the Battle of Midway. This event will be open to all Common Access Card holders.

• A Battle of Midway commemoration will be held at 7:30 a.m. June 5 at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Visitor Center. The event is hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guest speaker will be U.S. Navy retired Rear Adm. Andrew Singer, deputy director of intelligence, U.S Pacific Commnd. The event will also feature a live feed of the national Battle of Midway ceremony from Midway Atoll. This event will be open to the public.

Information on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway can be found at the Naval History and Heritage website: www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/commemorations-toolkits/wwii-75/battle-of-midway.html

Photo illustration by MC1 Corwin Colbert

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