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Midway Victory Turns Tide of Pacific War

Hoping to eliminate the United States as a naval power in the Pacific with a second devastating attack, the Japanese Imperial Navy attempted to lure the U.S. Navy into a trap with an attack on Midway Atoll. Owing to faulty intelligence, Japanese forces miscalculated and the battle, fought between June 4-7, 1942, ended up being a decisive victory for the Allies.