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Escorting cruisers and destroyers Above: Hiryu’s attacks badly damaged Yorktown. As Yorktown listed and lost power, her captain gave the order to abandon her. But the next day she was still afloat, so salvage began. A Japanese sub halted that with torpedoes, and Yorktown sank on the 7th. Opposite: Yamamoto’s sure victory instead became the end of Japan’s carrier fleet. H. Gay, wounded at Midway, reads about the American triumph. 38 AMERICA IN WWII JUNE 2012 M I D WAY T O V I C T O RY gathered to pick up survivors.
Often at odds over strategic goals, Japan’s top military officials agreed that their priority now was to protect the homeland by extending the empire’s eastern limits. The Imperial Navy’s plan to take control of the eastern Indian Ocean was put on hold, and the Kido Butai, its massed carrier division, was called back to the Pacific. Several fighter groups from the Pacific and China fronts were reassigned to duty in the home islands. Plans for the occupation of American-held Midway, at the northwestern end of the Hawaiian Islands, were accelerated.
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