Even the most brilliant and thorough studies will only give you the facts that were deemed important by their authors. The conclusions they draw will be based solely on those facts. At the same time, there is always a possibility that they overlooked or simply ignored as insignificant some important details. There is only one way to put together your own picture of the events, and that is to study the primary sources yourself. To that end, I’m trying to gather in one place as many of the Battle of Midway related primary sources—war diaries, action reports, etc.—as possible. I hope that my constantly expanding collection of documents will help you, as well.
The documents represented here have been converted into HTML text and formatted as closely as possible in the style of the original typescripts or prints. But keep in mind that this resource is of help at the initial stage of research only (with text searches, etc.). In case of citation in your publications, you should definitely consult the original documents located in archives, or at least the scans of the original documents.
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