Had the Japanese gotten their attack launched, they stood a very good chance of winning the battle. What, mercifully for the Americans, went wrong for the Japanese at Midway
Isom, Dallas Woodbury
"The Battle of Midway: Why the Japanese Lost,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 53
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol53/iss3/5