Naval War College Review


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.