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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photos 1 & 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 6


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 5: Bombers on Midway, December 1942. [Photo 5] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Archives and Records Administration)

The damage caused by the Japanese bombing was repaired by July 1942, when a new Naval Operating Base was established. By the middle of 1943, new, longer runways had been built on Sand Island and Midway's population had reached 5,000.

Questions for Photo 5

1. What appears to be happening in the photo?

2. Why do you think it was important to repair the damage incurred during the Japanese attack?

3. Why do you think Midway continued to play an important role in the American campaign in the Pacific? (You may want to refer back to Map 1.)

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 5, but be aware that the file will take as much as 31 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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