New sources of information reveal that in the run-up to the crucial Pacific War Battle of Midway, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was willing to fight a potential five enemy carriers with two of his own, if Yorktown could not be repaired in time. Why would Nimitz accept those odds, and what likely would have been the outcome had such a battle taken place?
Parshall, Jonathan B.
"What WAS Nimitz Thinking?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 75:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol75/iss2/8