The Battle of Midway in June 1942 was a crucial and decisive naval battle and was the turning point in the Pacific war. It was a massive victory for the U.S. The Japanese losses were devastating and they would not be able to mount a major offensive carrier attack for the balance of the war. Military historian John Keegan called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare."FDR and Churchill meet in Casablanca to discuss overall war strategy. In North Africa Rommel takes the key city of Tobruk. Admiral Nimitz profiled.