June 4, 1942 marks the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific Theater. "The Battle of Midway," says Dr. J.P. (Jack) London, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI International, "was one of the great naval battles in history, and a testament to the courage, grit, and determination of the American Navy. And it is important that we at CACI, a company that has served the Navy almost from our first project in 1962, take time to remember the day, its success, and the cost of that success."
Turning the Tide in the Pacific
The Empire of Japan wanted complete domination of the Pacific Ocean, but to do that, it had to put the American Navy out of commission. The Japanese believed that the December 7, 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and subsequent victories had decimated both American morale and fighting capacity. The Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 partially refuted that notion, but it was the Battle of Midway one month later that turned the tide in the Pacific and began the campaign that would ensure America’s ultimate victory.