Midway Island, a small atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, holds a significant place in world history. Known for its strategic location, it has been a pivotal site for various historical events, especially during World War II.

The most notable event in Midway’s history is the Battle of Midway in 1942, a crucial turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. This battle, where the United States Navy decisively defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, marked a significant shift in the balance of power in the Pacific.

Today, Midway Island is a wildlife refuge, home to numerous bird species and marine life. Its historical significance, coupled with its natural beauty, makes it a unique and important location in both human and ecological history.

little island – BIG HISTORY

AF = Midway 

Battle of Midway Photos  

Cable Company Era

Chronology of Events

Historic Buildings – Misc.

National Archives

Naval Historical Center

Pan American Era

Sound Surveillance System – SOSUS 

The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway Roundtable

Willie Victor Era

World War II Era

WWII US Veterans Site 

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  1. Do you know why the islands were annexed by the US government? I am curious as to why they thought to acquire such a small atoll.

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