Pre-battle Documents
CinCPac. Operation Plan 29-42 CinCPac. Letter. May 28, 1942 Cmdr PatWing 2. Memorandum Cmdr VP-44. Operation Plan CO 6th Def. Bn. Instruction
Action Reports
CinCPac. June 28, 1942 Cmdr TF 16. June 16, 1942 Cmdr TF 17. June 14, 1942 CO CV-5. June 18, 1942 CO CV-6. June 8,  1942 CO CV-6. June 13, 1942 CO CV-8. June 13, 1942 Cmdr VB-3. June 10, 1942 Cmdr VS-5. June 7,  1942 Cmdr VB-6. June 10, 1942 Cmdr VS-6. June 20, 1942 CO NAS Midway. June 18, 1942 OO NAS Midway. June 15, 1942 CO 6th Def.Bn. June 13, 1942 CO MAG-22. June 7, 1942 XO MAG-22. June 7, 1942 CO VMF-221. June 6, 1942 CO VMSB-241. June 12, 1942
War Diaries, Logs
NAS Midway. May 1942 NAS Midway. June 1942 CV-6 War Diary. June 1942 CV-8 Deck Logs. June 1942
Early Researches
ONI Combat Narratives, 1943 The Japanese Story, 1947 Naval War College, 1948
  CinC, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Letter of Instructions. May 28, 1942
Cincpac File No.
 U. S. S. PENNSYLVANIA, Flagship 



Serial 0115  W.

May 28, 1942.              


   S E C R E T



   From:       Commander-in-Chief, United States Pacific Fleet.
   To:         Commander Striking Forces (Operation Plan 29-42).

   Subject:    Letter of Instructions.


        1.     In carrying out the task assigned in Operation
   Plan 29-42 you will be governed by the principle of calculated    risk, which you shall interpret to mean the avoidance of expo-
   sure of your force to attack by superior enemy forces without
   good prospect of inflicting, as a result of such exposure,
   greater damage to the enemy. This applies to a landing phase
   as well as during preliminary air attacks.




C. W. NIMITZ.                 


   Copy to:

   ComTaskFor. 16. (Delivered by hand by War Plans)
   ComTaskFor. 17. (Delivered by hand by War Plans)
   ComTaskFor. 11. (Hold until arrival Pearl)




Flag Secretary.