NHF Tweets The Battle of Midway: ORDER OF BATTLE

Use this Order of Battle from the American and Japanese Fleets at the Battle of Midway as a guide through our interactive social media experiment, NHF Tweets Midway.  Click on the links below to follow the stream of each hashtag.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY 

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COMBINED FLEET
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto ( #AdmYamamoto )
Commander in Chief
Rear Admiral Matome Ugaki ( #RadmUgaki )
Chief of Staff

ADVANCE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Vice Admiral Teruhisa Komatsu ( #VadmKomatsu )

  • SubRon 3 ( #Subron3 )
  • SubRon 5 ( #Subron5 )
  • SubDiv 13 ( #SubDiv13 )

CARRIER STRIKING FORCE (FIRST MOBILE FORCE)
Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo ( #VadmNagumo )
Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Ryunosuke Kusaka ( #RadmKusaka )

Carrier Division 1 ( #CarDiv1 ): Vice Admiral Nagumo ( #VadmNagumo )
AKAGI ( #AKAGI )
KAGA ( #KAGA )

Carrier Division 2 (#CarDiv2): Rear Admiral Yamaguchi ( #RadmYamaguchi )
HIRYU ( #HIRYU )
SORYU ( #SORYU )

Cruiser Division 8 ( #CruDiv8 )

Battleship Division 3 ( #BatDiv3 )

SCREEN – Destroyer Squadron 10 ( #ComDesRon10 )

  • Destroyer Division 10 ( #DesDiv10 )
  • Destroyer Division 17 ( #DesDiv17 )
  • Destroyer Division 4 ( #DesDiv4 )

Supply Group 1

MIDWAY OCCUPATION FORCE
Vice Admiral Nobutake Kondo ( #VadmKondo )
Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Kazutaka Shiraishi ( #RadmShiraishi )

Covering Group, Vice Admiral Nobutake Kondo ( #VadmKondo )

  • Cruiser Division 4 ( #CruDiv4 )
  • Cruiser Division 4 ( #CruDiv5 )
  • Battleship Division 3 ( #BatDiv3 )
  • Screen
    Destroyer Division 2 ( #DesDiv2 )
    Destroyer Division 9 ( #DesDiv9 )
    Supply Unit

Close Support Group: Rear Admiral Takeo Kurita ( #RadmKurita )

  • Cruiser Division 7 ( #CruDiv7 )
  • Destroyer Division 8 ( #DesDiv8 )

Transport Group: Rear Admiral Raizo Tanaka ( #RadmTanaka )

  • Destroyer Squadron 2 ( #DesDiv2 )

Seaplane Group: Rear Admiral Ruitaro Fujita ( #RadmFujita )

Minesweeping Group

MAIN BODY (FIRST FLEET)
Admiral Yamamoto ( #AdmYamamoto )

Battleship Division 1 ( #BadDiv1 )

Screen

  • Destroyer Squadron 3 ( #DesRon3 )
    Destroyer Division 11 ( #DesDiv11 )
    Destroyer Division 19 ( #DesDiv19 )
    Destroyer Division 20 ( #DesDiv20 )

Detachment from Main Body: Vice Admiral Takasu ( #VadmTakasu )

  • Battleship Division 2 ( #BatDiv2 )
  • Cruiser (Light) Division 9: ( #CruDiv9 )
  • Supply Units

UNITED STATES NAVY

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UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz ( #AdmNimitz )
Commander in Chief

Carrier Striking Force
Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher ( #RadmFletcher )

Task Force 17 ( #TF17 )
Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher ( #RadmFletcher )

  • USS YORKTOWN (#YORKTOWN or #CV5 )

Task Force 16 ( #TF16 )
Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance ( #RadmSpruance )

  • USS HORNET ( #HORNET OR #CV8 )
  • USS ENTERPRISE ( #ENTERPRISE OR #CV6 )

Submarines
Rear Admiral Robert H. English ( #RadmEnglish )

  • TG 7.1 ( #TG71 ): Midway Patrol Group
  • TG 7.2  ( #TG72 ): Roving Short Stops
  • TG 7.3 ( #TG73 ): North of Oahu Patrol

Shore-Based Air, Midway (#MidwayUSN)
Captain Cyril T. Simard ( #CptSimard )

  • Marine Air Group 22 (#MAG22): Lt. Col. Ira E. Kimes ( #LtColKimes )
  • Detachment of VII Army Air Force: Major General Willis H. Hale ( #MajGenHale )
  • Midway Local Defenses ( #CptSimard )

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