"The Great Midway Crapshoot"

July 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2004, Vol. 130 Issue 7, p10
Conference Proceeding
In the Battle of Midway Wade McClusky's actions was of courage, fortitude and perseverance. If McClusky had been an MBA, he would surely have analyzed his fuel state and returned home to fight later that day. And to believe that he simply saw a Japanese destroyer racing through the water and decided to follow is too trivial an explanation. Navy men know that these ships race through the water for a hundred different reasons, only one of which is to regain station. At the darkest hour of the Pacific War, at the very point of a spear that absolutely could not fail, McClusky refused to give in.


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