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Imperial Japanese Navy Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943), who planned to trap and destroy the American Pacific Fleet at Midway was killed when his plane was shot down over the Solomon Islands 10 months after Midway.

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HISTORY CORNER: Battle of Midway 1942
September 19, 2021 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: Battle of Midway 1942

U.S. naval victory in Pacific war won in the air

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was Japan’s top admiral during World War II and was the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor.