Most everybody knows June 6th 1944 was D-Day, but how many remember that June 6th 1942 was The Battle of Midway?
I've always been interested in the campaign in the pacific since that's where my Dad was (with the SeaBees) during WWII.
Midway was a significant battle, with four of the six carriers used for the Pearl Harbor attack, along with a heavy cruiser, being sunk.
The carriers Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, and the Hiryu were sunk, along with the heavy cruiser Mikuma.
It was the first major defeat for the Imperial Japanese Navy since 1863, and most historians recognize it as the turning point in the Pacific Theater.