Midway

War Movie Midway, 2019

MOVIE REVIEW: “Midway” (2019) directed by Ronald Emmerich

Last night, film critic and aviation enthusiast Nathan Cragun, finally got to see the war movie Midway which was released a day earlier on November 8, 2019! I was super hyped about it and many people contacted me asking for a completely honest review, so here goes. The Good: Uniform and equipment accuracy was absolutely …

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More than 200 “extras” in period dress on location on Fords Island during the filming of “Midway” in September 2018. (U.S. Navy/Dave Werner)

Upcoming War Movie Midway takes war in the Pacific seriously

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – This Veterans Day, moviegoers everywhere can witness the most pivotal Pacific battle in World War II: “Midway.” The production reminds viewers just how precariously America’s future teetered in the early 1940s, and what cost, sacrifice and luck was required to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific. Director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The …

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The First Battle of Midway on December 7, 1941

If you’ve studied World War II at all then you’ve heard about the famous Battle of Midway, one of the turning points of the war in the Pacific. Barely six months after Pearl Harbor, following a nearly uninterrupted string of Japanese victories, the US Navy sank four Japanese Aircraft Carriers and a heavy cruiser for …

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Brewster F2A-3 preparing for take-off at MCAS Ewa early 1942

History of Brewster Buffalo F2A-3 BuNo 01542 MF-12

The Brewster Buffalo F2A-3 was an “improved” version of the F2A-2 and 108 were built. The F2A-3s were conceived as a long range reconnaissance fighter with a new wet wing with self-sealing features and a larger 80 gal fuselage fuel tank. The increased fuel capacity and protection also increased the aircraft’s weight by more than …

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