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$100M ‘Midway’ movie remake comes to Oahu in September

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COURTESY U.S. NAVY

Smoke billows from the USS Yorktown after a Japanese bomber hit the aircraft carrier in the Battle of Midway near Midway Island in June 1942.

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COURTESY U.S. NAVY

In May 1942, intelligence experts at the Combat Intelligence Unit at Pearl Harbor, known as Station HYPO, intercepted hundreds of Japanese messages per day and deciphered about 25 percent of their contents. The messages provided information warningof an impending attack on Midway Island and enabling a U.S. ambush of the Japanese strike group. The Battle of Midway, fought June 4-7, 1942, was widely considered the turning point of World War II in the Pacific.