I am a student of history and what got me interested in history was the battle of midway, it lasted from June the 4 1942 until June 6 1942. I will not post any major details except when it was done, the power has shifted in the pacific war. After Midway Japan never had a victory until the end of the war. The biggest loss for the japanese besides 4 first line carriers was the loss to her aviation arm, the level of experience that went down when those carriers sank, they never recovered.
We lost the U.S.S. Yorktown and a destroyer The U.S.S. Hammond that was tied up alongside to aid in the firefighting effort when a Japanese Submarine put a torpedo into her going for the Yorktown.