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U.S. Navy PBY Catalina seaplane pilot Ensign Jack H. Reid of Santa Cruz, Calif., the first to spot the Imperial Japanese Fleet approaching Midway Atoll on June 3, 1942, is shown in this photo at upper right with the crew of his plane.

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HISTORY CORNER: Battle of Midway 1942
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HISTORY CORNER: Battle of Midway 1942

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