Dallas Isom’s article “The Battle of Midway: Why the Japanese Lost” [Naval War College Review, Summer 2000, pp. 60–100] is laudable for its use of Japanese sources and for the interesting points it raises. In particular, we applaud Isom’s interviews with Japanese survivors, which contribute new and useful informa- tion regarding Japanese aircraft rearmament procedures. This new data is cru- cial to building an accurate account of the events that transpired aboard the Japanese carriers on the morning of 4 June 1942.
Parshall, Jonathan B.; Dickson, David D.; and Tully, Anthony P.
"Set and Drift: Doctrine MattersWhy the Japanese Lost at Midway,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 54
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