Order of the Battle of Midway and Aleutians, 4-7 June 1942  

Notes: U.S. Navy hull classification symbols1 used to identify types of ships. IJN carrier aircraft units designated with american-style aircraft squadron abbreviations2 with the initals of home carriers added. The ranks of IJN commanding officers replased with U.S. Navy equal ranks, all ranks designated with US rank abbreviations3. A bracketed notation after the number of aircraft in a unit indicates operational planes available. Japanese names are rendered with surnames first and given names second. The symbol † indicates the commanding officers and ships lost in the Battle of Midway. Rank flags indicate flagships. National aircraft insignia symbols indicate aircraft units. Sources of data4.

 

  COMBINED FLEET IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY
Adm. Yamamoto Isoroku, Commander in Chief (CinC)
RAdm. Ugaki Matome, Chief of Staff (CofS)
 
  First Mobile Force FIRST AIR FLEET
VAdm. Nagumo Chūichi (Cmdr), RAdm. Kusaka Ryūnosuke (CofS)
Carrier Division 1 VAdm. Nagumo Chūichi
CV 赤城 Akagi cl. Akagi Capt. Aoki Taijirō
CAG:   1 [1]  B5N2 Type 97 Cdr. Fuchida Mitsuo
AVF: 18 [18] A6M2 Type 0 LtCdr. Itaya Shigeru
AVB: 18 [18] D3A1 Type 99 LtCdr. Chihaya Takehiro
AVT: 17 [17] B5N2 Type 97 LtCdr. Murata Shigeharu
AG-6: 6 [6]* A6M2 Type 0 Lt. Kaneko Tadashi
CV 加賀 Kaga cl. Kaga Capt. Jisaku Okada
CAG:   1 [1]  B5N2 Type 97 LtCdr. Kusumi Tadashi
KVF: 18 [18] A6M2 Type 0 Lt. Satō Masao
KVB: 20 [18] D3A1 Type 99 Lt. Ogawa Shōichi
KVT: 26 [26] B5N2 Type 97 Lt. Kitajima Ichirō
AG-6: 9 [9]* A6M2 Type 0
Carrier Division 2 RAdm. Yamaguchi Tamon
CV 飛龍 Hiryū cl. Sōryū Capt. Kaku Tomeo
CAG:   1 [1]  B5N2 Type 97 Lt. Tomanga Jōichi
HVF: 18 [18] A6M2 Type 0 Lt. Mori Shigeru
HVB: 18 [18] D3A1 Type 99 Lt. Kobayashi Michio
HVT: 17 [17] B5N2 Type 97 Lt. Kikuchi Rokurō
AG-6: 3 [3]* A6M2 Type 0
CV 蒼龍 Sōryū cl. Soryū Capt.Yanagimoto Ryūsaku
CAG:   1 [1]  D3A1 Type 99 LtCdr. Egusa Takashige
SVF: 18 [18] A6M2 Type 0 Lt. Suganami Masaharo
SVB: 15 [15] D3A1 Type 99 Lt. Ikeda Masahiro
SVT: 18 [18] B5N2 Type 97 Lt. Abe Heijirō
SVS:  2 [1]   D4Y1 Type 2
AG-6: 3 [3]* A6M2 Type 0
Cruiser Division 8 RAdm. Abe Hiroaki
CA-17 利根 Tone cl. Tone Capt. Okada Tametsugu
CA-18 筑摩 Chikuma cl. Tone Capt. Komura Keizō
Battleship Division 3, Section 2
BB-3 霧島 Kirishima cl. Kongō Capt. Iwabughi Sanji
BB-4 榛名 Haruna cl. Kongō Capt. Tamotsu Takama
Destroyer Squadron 10 RAdm. Kimura Susumu
CL-9 長良 Nagara cl. Nagara Capt. Naoi Toshio
Destroyer Division 4 Capt. Ariga Kosaku
DD-112 嵐    Arashi cl. Kagerō Cdr. Watanabe Yasumasa
DD-31   野分 Nowaki cl. Kagerō Cdr. Koga Magatarō
DD-113 萩風 Hagikaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Iwagami Jūichi
DD-114 舞風 Maikaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Nakasugi Seiji
Destroyer Division 10 Capt. Abe Toshio
DD-118 風雲 Kazekumo cl. Yūgumo Cdr. Yoshida Masayoshi
DD-116 夕雲 Yūgumo cl. Yūgumo Cdr. Semba Shigeo
DD-117 巻雲 Makikumo cl. Yūgumo Cdr. Fujita Isamu
Destroyer Division 17 Capt. Kitamura Masayuki
DD-27 浦風 Urakaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Shiraishi Nagayoshi
DD-28 磯風 Isokaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Toshima Shunichi
DD-29 濱風 Hamakaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Orita Tsuneo
DD-30 谷風 Tanikaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Katsumi Motoi
Supply Group Capt. Oto Masanao
AO 東邦丸 Tōhō Maru cl. Tatekawa Capt. Niimi Kazutaka
AO 日本丸 Nippon Maru cl. Tatekawa Capt. Ueda Hironosuke
AO 神国丸 Shinkoku Maru cl. Tatekawa Capt. Ito Tokutaka
AO 極東丸 Kokuyō Maru cl. Tatekawa Capt. Hidai Toraji
AO 旭東丸 Kyokutō Maru cl. Tōa Capt. Kusakawa Kiyoshi
DD-115 秋雲 Akigumo cl. Kagerō Cdr. Sōma Shōhei
* pilots and aircraft of 6th Air Group ferried to Midway, some of these planes 
   (at least 3 A6M2 of Akagi) was used for combat air patrol during the battle.
 
  Main Body FIRST FLEET
Adm. Yamamoto Isoroku (CinC), RAdm. Ugaki Matome (CofS)
Battleship Division 1 RAdm. Takayanagi Gihachi
BB-11 大和 Yamato cl. Yamato RAdm. Takayanagi Gihachi
BB-9  長門 Nagato cl. Nagato Capt. Yano Hideo
BB-10 陸奥 Mutsu cl. Nagato RAdm. Kogure Gunji
Carrier Group Capt. Umetani Kaoru
CVL 鳳翔 Hōshō cl. Hōshō Capt. Umetani Kaoru
HVT: 8 [8] B4Y1 Type 96 Lt. Irikiin Yoshiaki (CAG)
DD-10 夕風 Yūkaze cl. Minekaze LtCdr. Kajimoto Shizuka
Special Force
AV 千代田 Chiyōda* cl. Chitose Capt. Harada Kaku
AV 日進 Nisshin** cl. Nisshin Capt. Komazawa Katsumi
Destroyer Squadron 3 RAdm. Hashimoto Shintarō
CL-15 川内 Sendai cl. Sendai Capt. Morishita Nobue
Destroyer Division 11 Capt. Shoji Kichiro
DD-35 吹雪 Fubuki cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Yamashtia Shizuo
DD-36 白雪 Shirayuki cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Sugawara Rokorō
DD-37 初雪 Hatsuyuki cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Kamiura Junnari
DD-39 叢雲 Murakumo cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Higashi Hideo
Destroyer Division 19 Capt. Oe Ranji
DD-43 磯波 Isonami cl. Fubuki Cdr. Sugama Ryōkichi
DD-44 浦波 Uranami cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Hagio Tsutomu
DD-45 綾波 Ayanami cl. Fubuki Cdr. Sakuma Eiji
DD-46 敷浪 Shikinami cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Kawahashi Akifumi
Supply Unit 1 Capt. Nishioka Shigeyasu
AO 鳴戸 Narutō cl. Ondo Capt. Nishioka Shigeyasu
AO 東栄丸 Tōei Maru cl. Tatekawa Capt. Kusagawa Kiyoshi
  * ferries 8 Type A midget submarines for Kure atoll base.
** ferries 2 torpedo boats for Kure atoll base.
 
  Guard Force (Aleutian Screen) FIRST FLEET
VAdm. Takasu Shirō (Cmdr), RAdm. Kobayashi Kengō (CofS)
Battleship Division 2
BB-8 日向 Hyūga cl. Ise Capt. Matsuda Chiaki
BB-7 伊勢 Ise cl. Ise Capt. Takeda Isamu
BB-5 扶桑 Fusō cl. Fusō Capt. Kinoshita Mitsuo
BB-6 山城 Yamashiro cl. Fusō Capt. Obata Chozaemon
Cruiser Division 9 RAdm. Kishi Fukuji
CL-5 北上 Kitakami cl. Kuma Capt. Norimitsu Saiji
CL-7 大井 Ōi cl. Kuma Capt. Narita Mōichi
Destroyer Division 20 Capt. Yamada Yuji
DD-42 白雲 Shirakumo cl. Fubuki Cdr. Hitomi Toyoji
DD-47 朝霧 Asagiri cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Maekawa Nisaburō
DD-48 夕霧 Yūgiri cl. Fubuki Cdr. Motokura Masayoshi
DD-49 天霧 Amagiri cl. Fubuki Capt. Ashida Buichi
Destroyer Division 24 Capt. Hirai Yasuji
DD-72 山風 Yamakaze cl. Shiratsuyu LtCdr. Hamanaka Shūichi
DD-73 江風 Kawakaze cl. Shiratsuyu LtCdr. Wakabayashi Kazuo
DD-74 海風 Umikaze cl. Shiratsuyu Cdr. Sugitani Nagahide
DD-75 涼風 Suzukaze cl. Shiratsuyu LtCdr. Shibayama Kazuo
Destroyer Division 27 Capt. Yoshimura Matake
DD-64 有明 Ariake cl. Hatsuharu LtCdr. Yoshida Shōichi
DD-65 夕暮 Yūgure cl. Hatsuharu LtCdr. Kamo Kiyoshi
DD-66 白露 Shiratsuyu cl. Shiratsuyu LtCdr. Hashimoto Kimmatsu
DD-67 時雨 Shigure cl. Shiratsuyu Cdr. Seo Noboru
Supply Unit 2 Capt. Eguchi Matsuo
AO S. Clemente Maru 7,335 BRT Capt. Eguchi Matsuo
AO 東亜丸 Tōa Maru cl. Tōa Capt. Yokohama Yataro
 
  Midway Invasion Force SECOND FLEET
VAdm. Kondō Nobutake (Cmdr), RAdm. Shiraishi Kazutaka (CofS)
Battleship Division 3, Section 1 RAdm. Mikawa Gunichi
BB-1 金剛 Kongō cl. Kongō Capt. Koyanagi Tomiji
BB-2 比叡 Hiei cl. Kongō Capt. Nishida Masao
Cruiser Division 4, Section 1
CA-9   愛宕 Atago cl. Takao Capt. Ijūin Matsuji
CA-11 鳥海 Chōkai cl. Takao Capt. Hayakawa Mikio
Cruiser Division 5 VAdm. Takagi Takeo
CA-5 妙高 Myōkō cl. Myōkō Capt. Miyoshi Teruhiko
CA-7 羽黒 Haguro cl. Myōkō Capt. Mori Tomokazu
Destroyer Squadron 4 RAdm. Nishimura Shōji
CL-11 由良 Yura cl. Nagara Capt. Satō Shirō
Destroyer Division 4 Capt. Oe Ranji
DD-69 夕立 Yūdachi cl. Shiratsuyu Cdr. Kikkawa Kiyoshi
DD-68 村雨 Murasame cl. Shiratsuyu  LtCdr. Suenaga Naoji
DD-70 五月雨 Samidare cl. Shiratsuyu Cdr. Matsubara Takisaburō
DD-71 春雨 Harusame cl. Shiratsuyu LtCdr. Kamiyama Masao
Destroyer Division 9 Capt. Satō Yasuo
DD-80 夏雲 Natsugumo cl. Asashio LtCdr. Tsukamoto Moritarō
DD-82 峯雲 Minegumo cl. Asashio LtCdr. Suzuki Yasuatsu
DD-83 朝雲 Asagumo cl. Asashio Cdr. Iwahashi Tōru
Carrier Group Capt. Ōbayashi Sueo
CVL 瑞鳳 Zuihō cl. Shōhō Capt. Ōbayashi Sueo
ZVF:  6 [6]  A6M2 Type 0 Lt. Hidaka Moriyasu (CAG)
         6 [6]  A5M4 Type 96  
ZVT: 12[12] B5N2 Type 97 Lt. Matsuo Kaji
DD-32 三日月 Mikazuki cl. Mutsuki LtCdr. Maeda Saneho
Supply Group Capt. Murao Jirō
RS 明石 Akashi cl. Akashi Capt. Fukuzawa Tsunekichi
AO 佐多 Sata cl. Notoro Capt. Murao Jirō
AO 鶴見 Tsurumi cl. Notoro Capt. Fugita Toshizō
AO 健洋丸 Kenyō Maru cl. Tatekawa Capt. Kanemasu Yoshio
AO 玄洋丸 Genyō Maru cl. Tatekawa ???
 
  Close Support Group SECOND FLEET
VAdm. Kurita Takeo (Cmdr)
Cruiser Division 7 VAdm. Kurita Takeo
CA-16 熊野 Kumano cl. Mogami Capt. Tanaka Kikumatsu
CA-13 最上 Mogami cl. Mogami Capt. Soji Akira
CA-14 三隈 Mikuma cl. Mogami Capt. Sakiyama Shakao
CA-15 鈴谷 Suzuya cl. Mogami Capt. Kimura Masatomi
Destroyer Division 8   Cdr. Ogawa Nobuki
DD-76 朝潮 Asashio cl. Asashio LtCdr. Yoshii Gorō
DD-79 荒潮 Arashio cl. Asashio Cdr. Kuboki Hideo
AO 日栄丸 Nichiei Maru cl. Tatekawa ???
 
  Seaplane Tender Group SECOND FLEET
RAdm. Fujita Riutarō (Cmdr)
Seaplane Tender Division 11
AV 千歳 Chitose cl. Chitose Capt. Furukawa Tamotsu
VS: 16 [12] F1M2 Type 0 ??? (CAG)
        4 [4] E13A1 Type 0  
AV 上川丸 Kamikawa Maru cl. Kamikawa Capt. Shinoda Tarohachi
VS:   8 [8]  F1M2 Type 0 ??? (CAG)
        4 [4] E13A1 Type 0  
DD-21 早潮 Hayashio* cl. Kagerō Capt. Kaneda Kiyoshi
APD #35 (Tsuta) cl. Momi ???
* carries troops for Kure atoll occupation.
 
  Transport Group SECOND FLEET
RAdm. Tanaka Raizō (Cmdr), Capt. Toyama Yasumi (CoS)
Destroyer Squadron 2 RAdm. Tanaka Raizō
CL-16 神通 Jintsū cl. Sendai Capt. Kozai Torazō
Destroyer Division 15 Capt. Satō Torajirō
DD-19 黒潮 Kuroshio cl. Kagerō Cdr. Ugaki Tamaki
DD-20 親潮 Oyashio cl. Kagerō Cdr. Arima Tokikichi
Destroyer Division 16 Capt. Shibuya Shirō
DD-23 初風 Hatsukaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Takahashi Kameshirō
DD-24 雪風 Yukikaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Tobita Kenjirō
DD-25 天津風 Amatsukaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Hara Tameichi
DD-26 時津風 Tokitsukaze cl. Kagerō Cdr. Nakahara Giichirō
Destroyer Division 18 Capt. Mikyasaka Yoshito
DD-17 陽炎 Kagero cl. Kagerō Cdr. Yokoi Minoru
DD-18 不知火 Shiranuhi cl. Kagerō Cdr. Akasawa Shizuo
DD-84 霰 Arare cl. Asashio Cdr. Ogata Tomoe
DD-85 霞 Kasumi cl. Asashio Cdr. Tomura Kiyoshi
Combined Landing Force
2nd Combined SNLF* 1,250 men Capt. Ōta Minoru
28th Regiment's detach. 1,200 men Col. Ichiki Kiyonao
11th Construction Btn. 1,250 men ???
12th Construction Btn. 1,250 men ???
Transport Group
APD 第一哨戒艇    PB No.1 cl. Minekaze ???
APD 第二哨戒艇    PB No.2 cl. Minekaze Lt. Furuya Takuo
APD 第三四哨戒艇 PB No.34 cl. Momi ???
AO あけぼの丸 Akebono Maru cl. Akatsuki Capt. Otsuka Miki
AP Argentina Maru  12,759 BRT        AP Hokuroku Maru  8,360 BRT
AP Brasil Maru 12,752 BRT   AP Kirisima Maru 8,267 BRT
AP Kiyosumi Maru 8,614 BRT   AP Tōa Maru No.2 6,732 BRT
AP Goshu Maru 8,592 BRT   AP Azuma Maru 6,646 BRT
AP Kano Maru 8,572 BRT   AP Keiyō Maru 6,442 BRT
AP Nankai Maru 8,416 BRT   AP Zenyō Maru 6,442 BRT
* Composed of 5th Kure SNLF and 5th Yokosuka SNLF - Special Naval Landing
  Forces (Japanese Marines)
 
  Minesweeper Group SECOND FLEET
Capt. Miyamoto Sadachika (Cmdr)
AM 第三多摩丸 Tama Maru No.3      SC-183 第一六号駆潜艇 Ch-16
AM 第五多摩丸 Tama Maru No.5 SC-184 第一七号駆潜艇 Ch-17
AM 第七昭南丸 Shōnan Maru No.7 SC-185 第一八号駆潜艇 Ch-18
AM 第八昭南丸 Shōnan Maru No.8 AK 明洋丸 Meiyō Maru
AE 宗谷 Sōya AK 山福丸 Yamafuku Maru
 
  Advance (Submarine) Force SIXTH FLEET
VAdm. Komatsu Teruhishi (Cmdr), RAdm. Mito Hisashi (CofS)
CL-18 香取 Katori* cl. Katori Capt. Owada Noboru
Submarine Squadron 3 RAdm. Kōno Chimaki
AS Yasukuni Maru*   Capt. Mori Ryō
Submarine Division 12 Capt. Nakaoka Nobuki
SS 伊一六九  I-169 cl. Kaidai VIa LtCdr. Watanabe Katsuji
SS 伊一七一  I-171 cl. Kaidai VIa LtCdr. Kawasaki Michio
SS 伊一七四  I-174 cl. Kaidai VIb LtCdr. Kusaka Toshio
SS 伊一七五  I-175 cl. Kaidai VIb LtCdr. Uno Kameo
Submarine Division 13 Capt. Miyazaki Takeharu
SS 伊一二一  I-121 cl. Kirai-sen LtCdr. Fujimori Yasuo
SS 伊一二二  I-122 cl. Kirai-sen LtCdr. Norita Sadotoshi
SS 伊一二三  I-123 cl. Kirai-sen LtCdr. Ueno Toshitake
Submarine Squadron 5 RAdm. Tadashige Daigo
AS Rio de Janeiro Maru*   Capt. Ōhashi Tatsuo
Submarine Division 19 Capt. Ono Ryōjirō
SS 伊一五六  I-156 cl. Kaidai IIIb LtCdr. Ōhashi Katsuo
SS 伊一五七  I-157 cl. Kaidai IIIb LtCdr. Nakajima Sakae
SS 伊一五八  I-158 cl. Kaidai IIIb LtCdr. Kitamura Sishichi
SS 伊一五九  I-159 cl. Kaidai IIIb LtCdr. Yoshimatsu Tamori
Submarine Division 30 Capt. Teroka Masao
SS 伊一六二  I-162 cl. Kaidai IV LtCdr. Kinashi Takaichi
SS 伊一六五  I-165 cl. Kaidai V LtCdr. Harada Takae
SS 伊一六六  I-166 cl. Kaidai V Cdr. Tanaka Makio
SS 伊一六八  I-168** cl. Kaidai VIa LtCdr. Tanabe Yahachi
  * located at Kwajalein (Marshall islands)
** Midway reconnaissance
 
  Shore-Based Air Force ELEVENTH AIR FLEET
VAdm. Tsukahara Nishizō (Cmdr), RAdm. Sakamaki Munetaka (CofS)
Midway Expeditionary Force* Capt. Morita Chisato
AG-6: 36  A6M2** Type 0 Lt.Cdr. Kokufuda Mitsugu
VP-24: 6   K6K4 Type 97 Capt. Nakajima Daizō
VB-22: 12 G4M1 Type 01 ???
24th Air Flotilla* RAdm. Minoru Maeda
AG-1: 43 G3M2 Type 97 Capt. Inouye Samaji
VP-21: 2 H8K1 Type 02 ???
Chitose Air Group* Capt. Ōhashi Fujirō
VF: 36 A6M2 Type 0 ???
VB: 43 G3M2 Type 97 ???
  * located at Marshall islands' air bases
** transported by CVs of First and Second Mobile Force
 
  Aleutian Force, Main Body FIFTH FLEET
VAdm. Hosogaya Moshirō (Cmdr), Capt. Nakazawa Tasuku (CofS)
CA-6  那智 Nachi cl. Myōkō Capt. Kiyota Takahiko
DD-56 電 Inazuma cl. Akatsuki LtCdr. Takeuchi Hajime
DD-57 雷 Ikazuchi cl. Akatsuki LtCdr. Kudō Shunsaku
Supply group
AO 富士山丸 Fujisan Maru cl. Fujisan ???
AO 日産丸    Nissan Maru cl. Nissan ???
3 AK    
 
  Second Mobile Force FIFTH FLEET
RAdm. Kakuta Kakuji (Cmdr)
Carrier Division 4 RAdm. Kakuta Kakuji
CVL 龍驤 Ryūjō cl. Ryūjō Capt. Katō Tadao
RVF: 16 [9]  A6M2 Type 0 Lt. Kobayashi Minoru
RVT: 20 [18] B5N1 Type 97 Lt. Yamagami M. (CAG)
CVL 隼鷹 Junyō cl. Hiyō Capt. Ishii Shizue
JVB: 19 [15] D3A1 Type 99 Lt. Abe Zenji
JVF:  8  [6]  A6M2 Type 0 Lt. Shiga Yoshio (CAG)
AG-6:12 [7] A6M2 Type 0 *
Cruiser Division 4, Section 2 Capt. Nabeshima Shunsaki
CA-12 摩耶 Maya cl. Takao Capt. Nabeshima Shunsaki
CA-10 高雄 Takao cl. Takao Capt. Asakura Bunji
Destroyer Division 7 Capt. Konishi Kaname
DD-52 曙 Akebono cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Nakagawa Minoru
DD-53 漣 Sazanami cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Uwai Hiroshi
DD-54 潮 Ushio cl. Fubuki LtCdr. Uesugi Yoshitake
AO 禎洋丸 Teiyō Maru cl. Teiyō ???
* pilots and aircraft of 6th Air Group, all was used during the battle
 
  Kiska Invasion Force FIFTH FLEET
Capt. Ono Takeji (Cmdr)
Cruiser Division 21 Capt. Ono Takeji
CL-6 木曾 Kiso cl. Kuma Capt. Ono Takeji
CL-4 多摩 Tama cl. Kuma Capt. Kawabata Masaharu
Destroyer Division 6 Capt. Yamada Yusuke
DD-58 響 Hibiki cl. Akatsuki LtCdr. Ishii Hagumu
DD-55 暁 Akatsuki cl. Akatsuki LtCdr. Takasuka Osamu
DD-12 帆風 Hokaze cl. Minekaze LtCdr. Tanaka Tomō
Minesweeper Division 13 Capt. Mitsuka Toshio
AM 白鳳丸 Hakuhō Maru ??? ???
AM 開澎丸 Kaihō Maru ??? ???
AM Shinkotsu Maru ??? ???
Special Group Capt. Ban Jirō
AC 朝霞丸 Asaka Maru cl. Awata M.  Capt. Ban Jirō
AC 粟田丸 Awata Maru cl. Awata M. Capt. Maki Kikuta
DD-8 汐風 Shiokaze cl. Minekaze Lt. Tanegashima Yōji
AV 君川丸 Kimikawa Maru cl. Kamikawa Capt. Ujuku Keiichi
VS: 8 [8] E13A1 Type 0 ???
AP Hakusan Maru 10,380 BRT ???
3rd Maizuru SNLF* 660 men LtCdr. Mukai Hifumi
AP Kumagawa Maru 7,508 BRT ???
700 laborers & construction equipment
* Special Naval Landing Force (Japanese Marines)
 
  Attu-Adak Invasion Force FIFTH FLEET
RAdm. Ōmori Sentarō (Cmdr)
CL-13 阿武隈 Abukuma cl. Nagara Capt. Murayama Seiroku
Destroyer Division 21 Capt. Shimizu Toshio
DD-60 初春 Hatsuharu cl. Hatsuharu Cdr. Makino Hiroshi
DD-61 初霜 Hatsushimo cl. Hatsuharu LtCdr. Migihama Satoru
DD-62 子日 Nenohi cl. Hatsuharu LtCdr. Terauchi Saburō
DD-63 若葉 Wakaba cl. Hatsuharu LtCdr. Kuroki Masakichi
Special Group
CM Magane Maru   ???
AP Kinugasa Maru 8,407 BRT ???
301st Infantry Bn. 1200 men Maj. Hozumi Matsutoshi
 
  Submarine Squadron 1 FIFTH FLEET
RAdm. Yamazaki Shigeaki (CO)
SS 伊九  I-9 cl. Kō-gata Cdr. Fujii Akiyoshi
Submarine Division 2 Capt. Imazato Hiroshi
SS 伊一五  I-15 cl. Otsu-gata Cdr. Ishikawa Nobuo
SS 伊一七  I-17 cl. Otsu-gata Cdr. Nishino Kōzō
SS 伊一九  I-19 cl. Otsu-gata Cdr. Narahara Shōgo
Submarine Division 4 Capt. Nagai Mitsuru
SS 伊二五  I-25 cl. Otsu-gata Cdr. Togami Meiji
SS 伊二六  I-26 cl. Otsu-gata Cdr. Yokota Minoru
 
  U.S. PACIFIC FLEET UNITED STATES NAVY
Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief (CinC)
RAdm. Milo F. Draemel, Chief of Staff (CofS)
 
  Task Force Sixteen U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
RAdm. Raymond A. Spruance (Cmdr), Capt. Miles R. Browning (CofS)
Task Group 16.5 (Carrier Group) Capt. George D. Murray
CV-6 Enterprise cl. Yorktown Capt. George D. Murray
CAG:   1   [1] SBD-3 Dauntless LtCdr. C. W. McClusky, Jr.
VF-6: 27 [25] F4F-4 Wildcat Lt. James S. Gray, Jr.
VS-6: 18 [17] SBD-3 Dauntless Lt. Wilmer E. Gallaher
VB-6: 18 [15] SBD-3 Dauntless Lt. Richard H. Best
VT-6: 14 [14] TBD-1 Devastator LtCdr. Eugene E. Lindsey
CV-8 Hornet cl. Yorktown RAdm. Marc A. Mitscher
CAG:   1   [1] SBD-3 Dauntless Cdr. Stanhope C. Ring
VF-8: 27 [27] F4F-4 Wildcat LtCdr. Samuel G. Mitchell
VS-8: 16 [15] SBD-3 Dauntless LtCdr. Walter F. Rodee
VB-8: 18 [18] SBD-3 Dauntless LtCdr. Robert R. Johnson
VT-8: 15 [12] TBD-1 Devastator LtCdr. John C. Waldron
Task Group 16.2 (Cruiser Group) RAdm. Thomas C. Kinkaid
CA-26 Northampton cl. Northampton Capt. William D. Chandler
CA-24 Pensacola cl. Pensacola Capt. Frank L. Lowe
CA-32 New Orleans cl. New Orleans Capt. Howard H. Good
CA-36 Minneapolis cl. New Orleans Capt. Frank J. Lowry
CA-44 Vincennes cl. New Orleans Capt. Frederick L. Riefkohl
CL-51 Atlanta cl. Atlanta Capt. Samuel P. Jenkins
Task Group 16.4 (Destroyer Screen) Capt. Alexander R. Early
Destroyer Squadron 10 Capt. Alexander R. Early
DD-360 Phelps cl. Porter LtCdr. Edward L. Beck
DD-352 Worden cl. Farragut LtCdr. William G. Pogue
DD-354 Monaghan cl. Farragut LtCdr. William P. Burford
DD-355 Aylwin cl. Farragut LtCdr. George R. Phelan
Destroyer Squadron 6 Capt. Edward P. Sauer
DD-363 Balch cl. Porter LtCdr. Harold L. Tiemroth
DD-371 Conyngham cl. Mahan LtCdr. Henry C. Daniel
DD-397 Benham cl. Benham LtCdr. J. M. Worthington
DD-398 Ellet cl. Benham LtCdr. Francis H. Gardner
DD-401 Maury cl. Gridley LtCdr. Gelzer L. Sims
Task Group 16.6 (Fueling Group) Capt. Ralph H. Henkle
DD-349 Dewey cl. Farragut LtCdr. Ch. F. Chillingworth
DD-436 Monssen cl. Gleaves Cdr. Roland N. Smoot
AO-22 Cimarron cl. Cimarron Cdr. Russell M. Ihrig
AO-24 Platte cl. Cimarron Capt. Ralph H. Henkle
 
  Task Force Seventeen U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
RAdm. Frank J. Fletcher (Cmdr), Capt. Spencer S. Lewis (CofS)
Task Group 17.5 (Carrier Group) Capt. Elliott Buckmaster
CV-5 Yorktown cl. Yorktown Capt. Elliott Buckmaster
CAG:   1   [1] SBD-3 Dauntless LtCdr. Oscar Pederson
VF-3: 27 [25] F4F-4 Wildcat LtCdr. John S. Thach
VS-5: 18 [16] SBD-3 Dauntless Lt. Wallace C. Short, Jr.
VB-3: 18 [17] SBD-3 Dauntless LtCdr. Maxwell F. Leslie
VT-3: 15 [12] TBD-1 Devastator LtCdr. Lance E. Massey
Task Group 17.2 (Cruiser Group) RAdm. William W. Smith
CA-34 Astoria cl. New Orleans Capt. Francis W. Scanland
CA-33 Portland cl. Portland Capt. Laurance T. DuBose
Task Group 17.4 (Destroyer Screen) Capt. Gilbert C. Hoover
Destroyer Squadron 2 Capt. Gilbert C. Hoover
DD-417 Morris cl. Sims LtCdr. H. B. Jarrett
DD-410 Hughes cl. Sims LtCdr. Donald J. Ramsey
DD-411 Anderson cl. Sims LtCdr. John K. B. Ginder
DD-412 Hammann cl. Sims Cdr. Arnold E. True
DD-414 Russell cl. Sims LtCdr. Glenn R. Hartwig
 
  Task Force Seven U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
RAdm. Robert H. English (Cmdr)
Task Group 7.1 Midway Patrol Group
SS-168 Nautilus cl. Narwhal LtCdr. W. H. Brockman, Jr.
SS-169 Dolphin cl. Dolphin LtCdr. Royal L. Rutter
SS-170 Cachalot cl. Cachalot LtCdr. George A. Lewis
SS-171 Cuttlefish cl. Cachalot LtCdr. Martin P. Hottel
SS-198 Tambor cl. Tambor LtCdr. John W. Murphy Jr.
SS-202 Trout cl. Tambor LtCdr. Frank W. Fenno
SS-209 Grayling cl. Tambor LtCdr. Eliot Olsen
SS-210 Grenadier cl. Tambor LtCdr. Willis A. Lent
SS-211 Gudgeon cl. Tambor LtCdr. Hyland B. Lyon
SS-212 Gato cl. Gato LtCdr. William G. Myers
SS-214 Grouper cl. Gato LtCdr. Clarence E. Duke
SS-229 Flying Fish cl. Gato LtCdr. Glynn R. Donaho
Task Group 7.2 “Roving Short-Stops”
SS-167 Narwhal cl. Narwhal LtCdr. Charles W. Wilkins
SS-179 Plunger cl. Porpoise LtCdr. David C. White
SS-237 Trigger cl. Gato LtCdr. Jack H. Lewis
Task Group 7.3 North of Oahu Patrol
SS-173 Pike cl. Porpoise LtCdr. William A. New
SS-175 Tarpon cl. Porpoise LtCdr. Lewis Wallace
SS-215 Growler cl. Gato LtCdr. Howard W. Gilmore
SS-230 Finback cl. Gato LtCdr. Jesse L. Hull
 
  Naval Air Station, Midway 14th NAVAL DISTRICT
Capt. Cyril T. Simard (CO), Cdr. Logan C. Ramsey (OpO)
Marine Aircraft Group 22 LtCol. Ira L. Kimes
VMF-221:  21[20] F2A-3 Buffalo
                 7 [6] F4F-3 Wildcat
VMSB-241:19[18] SBD-2 Dauntless
                    21[17]*  SB2U-3 Vindicator
Maj. Floyd B. Parks
Capt. John F. Carey
Maj. Lofton R. Henderson
Maj. Benjamin W. Norris
Patrol Wing 2, detachments
VP-23:14[13] PBY-5 Catalina Cdr. Francis M. Hughes
VP-24: 3 [3] PBY-5A Catalina Ltjg. Douglas C. Davis
VP-44: 8 [7] PBY-5A Catalina LtCdr. Robert C. Brixner
VP-51: 3 [3] PBY-5A Catalina Ens. Alan Rosenberg
7th Army Air Force, detachments
16 [15] B-17E Flying Fortress LtCol. Walter C. Sweeny, Jr
 6  [6]  B-17E Flying Fortress Maj. George A. Blakey
 4  [4]  B-26B Marauder Capt. James F. Collins, Jr.
Torpedo Squadron 8, detachment
 6  [6]  TBF-1 Avenger Lt. Langdon K. Fieberling
Motor Torpedo Squadron 1 Lt. Clinton McKellar, Jr.
 11 [11] PT cl. Elco 77'  
* including 3 operational planes without pilots
 
  6th Marine Defense Battalion  FLEET MARINE FORCE
Col. Harold D. Shannon (CO), Maj. William W. Benson (CO Eastern Is.)
Seacoast Artillery Group LtCol. Lewis A. Hohn
Battery A:  2×5"(127 mm)/51 Mark 15 Maj. Loren S. Fraser
Battery B:  2×5"(127 mm)/51 Mark 15 Capt. Rodney M. Handley
Battery C:  2×5"(127 mm)/51 Mark 15 Capt. Donal N. Otis
7" Battery: 2×7"(178 mm)/45 Mark 2 Capt. Ralph A. Collins, Jr.
7" Battery: 2×7"(178 mm)/45 Mark 2 Capt. Harold R. Warner, Jr.
3" Battery: 2×3"(76 mm)/50 Mark 10 Capt. Jay H. Augustin
3" Battery: 2×3"(76 mm)/50 Mark 10 Capt. William R. Dorr, Jr.
3" Antiaircraft Group Maj. Charles T. Tingle
Battery D: 4×3" (76 mm) M3 Capt. Jean H. Buckner
Battery E: 4×3" (76 mm) M3 Maj. Hoyt McMilan
Battery F: 4×3" (76 mm) M3 Capt. David W. Silvey
Battery G: 12×60" Sperry Searchlights Capt. Alfred L. Booth
Special Weapons Group Capt. Robert E. Hommel
Battery H: 24×.50" (12.7 mm) M2 AA HMG Maj. William E. Boles
Battery I  :  24×.30" (7.62 mm) M1917A1 HMG Capt. Edwin A. Law
3rd Marine Defense Battalion, detach. Maj. Chandler W. Johnson
Battery D: 4×3" (76 mm) M3 Maj. William S. McCormick
Battery E: 4×3" (76 mm) M3 Maj. James S. O'Halloran
Battery F: 4×3" (76 mm) M3 1stLt. Arnold D. Swartz
Battery K: 8×37 mm (1.45") M1 Capt. Ronald K. Miller
Battery L: 18×2×20 mm/70 (0.79") Mark 20 Capt. Charles J. Seibert
Seacoast Defense Group  
22nd Provisional Marine Rifle Company 1stLt. Thomas E. Clarke
23rd Provisional Marine Rifle Company Capt. Boyd O. Whitney
Mobile Reserve Group
2nd Marine Raider Bn., Rifle Company C Capt. Donald H. Hastic
2nd Marine Raider Bn., Rifle Company D 1stLt. John Apergis
Light Tank Platoon: 5 M3 Stuart ???
 
  Auxiliary Units 14th NAVAL DISTRICT
Midway Relief Fueling Unit Cdr. Harry R. Thurber
AO-32  Guadaloupe cl. Cimarron Cdr. Harry R. Thurber
DD-387 Blue cl. Bagley Cdr. Harold N. Williams
DD-390 Ralph Talbot cl. Bagley Cdr. Ralph Earle, Jr.
French Frigate Shoals Unit
AVD-10 Ballard cl. Clemson Cdr. Ward C. Gilbert
AVD-11 Thornton cl. Clemson LtCdr. Wendell F. Kline
DD-361 Clark cl. Porter Cdr. Myron T. Richardson
Pearl and Hermes Reef Unit
ATO-144 Vireo cl. Lapwing Lt. James C. Legg
AOG-13 Kaloli cl. Halawa LtCdr. G. H. Chapman
PY-25 Crystal Converted LtCdr. O. B. Drotning
 
  Task Force Eight U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
RAdm. Robert A. Theobald (Cmdr)
Task Group 8.6 Main Body RAdm. Robert A. Theobald
CA-35 Indianapolis cl. Portland Capt. Edward W. Hanson
CA-28 Louisville cl. Northampton Capt. Elliot B. Nixon
CL-43 Nashville cl. Brooklyn Capt. Francis S. Craven
CL-48 Honolulu cl. Brooklyn Capt. Harold Dodd
CL-49 St. Louis cl. St. Louis Capt. George A. Rood
Destroyer Division 11 Cdr. Frederick Moosbrugger
DD-380 Gridley cl. Gridley LtCdr. Fred R. Stickney
DD-233 Gilmer cl. Clemson LtCdr. Herman O. Parrish
DD-236 Humphreys cl. Clemson LtCdr. John K. Wells
DD-400 McCall cl. Benham LtCdr. William S. Veeder
Task Group 8.1 Air Search Group Capt. Leslie E. Gehres
VP-41: 10[10] PBY-5A Catalina LtCdr. Paul Foley
VP-42: 10[10] PBY-5A Catalina LtCdr. James S. Russell
AVP-12 Casco cl. Barnegat Cdr. Theda S. Combs
AVP-15 Williamson cl. Clemson LtCdr. Frederick N. Kivette
AVD-12 Gillis cl. Clemson LtCdr. Norman F. Garton
Task Group 8.2 Surface Search Group Capt. Ralph C. Parker
PG-51 Charleston cl. Erie Cdr. Gordon B. Sherwood
AM-7 Oriole cl. Lapwing LtCdr. Mellish M. Lindsay
WPG-45 Haida cl. Tampa Cdr. Norman H. Leslie
WPG-79 Onondaga cl. Algonquin LtCdr. Stewart P. Mehlman
WPC-105 Cyane cl. Thetis LtCdr. Leslie B. Tollaksen
WPC-103 Aurora cl. Thetis Ltjg. Frank M. McCage
WSC-129 Bonham cl. Active Ltjg. William C. Gill
"Yippee Flotilla": 15 YP Converted Cdr. Charles E. Anderson
Task Group 8.3 Air Striking Group* BrGen. William O. Butler
VF: 5 P-36A Hawk, 3 P-39D Airacobra, 50 P-40E Warhawk
VB: 3 B-18A Bolo, 12 B-26A Marauder
Task Group 8.4 Surface Striking Group Cdr. Wyatt Craig
DD-370 Case cl. Mahan Cdr. Robert W. Bedilion
DD-114 Talbot cl. Wickes LtCdr. Edward A. McFall
DD-115 Waters cl. Wickes LtCdr. Henry J. Armstrong
DD-116 Dent cl. Wickes LtCdr. Paul H. Tobelman
DD-232 Brooks cl. Clemson LtCdr. Charles T. Singleton
DD-235 Kane cl. Clemson LtCdr. John J. Greytak
DD-242 King cl. Clemson LtCdr. Kenneth M. Gentry
DD-243 Sands cl. Clemson LtCdr. John T. Bowers, Jr.
DD-369 Reid cl. Mahan Cdr. Harold F. Pullen
Task Group 8.5 Submarine Group Cdr. Burton G. Lakes
SS-122 S-18 cl. S-1 Lt. James H. Newsome
SS-128 S-23 cl. S-1 Lt. John R. Pierce
SS-132 S-27 cl. S-1 Lt. Herbert L. Jukes
SS-133 S-28 cl. S-1 Lt. John D. Crowley
SS-139 S-34 cl. S-1 LtCdr. Thomas L. Wogan
SS-140 S-35 cl. S-1 Lt. James E. Stevens
Task Group 8.9 Tanker Group Capt. Houston L. Maples
AO-25 Sabine cl. Cimarron Capt. Houston L. Maples
AO-4 Brazos cl. Brazos Cdr. Thomas J. Kelly
AO Comet   Irvin E. Larkin, master
Provisional Interceptor Command** LtCol. Norman D. Sillin
VF: 3 P-36A Hawk, 5 P-39D Airacobra, 24 P-38E Lightning
VB: 9 B-18A Bolo, 7 B-17E Flying Fortress, 11 B-26A Marauder
  * located at Dutch Harbor Naval Air Station and Kodiak Naval Air Station
** located at Anchorage (Alaska)
 
  Task Force One U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
VAdm. William S. Pye (Cmdr)
BB–38 Pennsylvania cl. Pennsylvania Capt. Charles M. Cooke
BB-43 Tennessee cl. Tennessee Capt. Charles E. Reordan
ACV-1 Long Island cl. Long Island Cdr. Donald B. Duncan
VGS-1: 12 SOC-3A Seagull LtCdr. Lex L. Black
                 7 F4F-4 Wildcat  
Battleship Division 3 RAdm. William R. Munroe
BB–42 Idaho cl. New Mexico Capt. Edward C. Raguet
BB-40 New Mexico cl. New Mexico Capt. Walter E. Brown
BB-41 Mississippi cl. New Mexico Capt. Walden L. Ainsworth
Battleship Division 4* RAdm. Walter S. Anderson
BB-46 Maryland cl. Colorado Capt. Donald C. Godwin
BB-45 Colorado cl. Colorado Capt. Elmer Lee Woodside
Destroyer Screen*  
DD-356 Porter cl. Porter LtCdr. David G. Roberts
DD-376 Cushing cl. Mahan Cdr. Thomas M. Stokes
DD-483 Aaron Ward cl. Gleaves Cdr. Orville F. Gregor
* from May 31, 1942 patrols the approaches to the West Coast,
   the rest of Task Force 1 rejoined them on June 5, 1942.
 
  Task Group 11.1* TASK FORCE ELEVEN
Capt. Dewitt C. Ramsey (CO)
CV-3 Saratoga cl. Lexington Capt. De Witt C. Ramsey
CAG:   1  SBD-3 Dauntless Cdr. Harry D. Felt
VF-2: 13 F4F-4 Wildcat Lt. Louis H. Bauer
VS-3: 22 SBD-3 Dauntless LtCdr. Louis J. Kirn
Cargo: 4 F4F-4 Wildcat, 43 SBD-3 Dauntless, 14 TBF-1 Avenger
CL-53 San Diego cl. Atlanta Capt. Benjamin F. Perry
DD-364 Mahan cl. Mahan LtCdr. Roger W. Simpson
DD-378 Smith cl. Mahan LtCdr. Hunter Wood
DD-379 Preston cl. Mahan LtCdr. Max C. Stormes
DD-459 Laffey cl. Bristol LtCdr. William E. Hank
* en route from San Francisco during the battle
1 HULL CLASSIFICATION SYMBOLS: BACK ▲
 
AE Ammunition Ship BB Battleship
AK Cargo Ship CA Heavy Cruiser
AM Mine Sweeper CL Light Cruiser
AO Fleet Oiler CM Minelayer
AOG  Gasoline Tanker CV Fleet Aircraft Carrier
AP Transport CVL    Light Aircraft Carrier
APD Transport (DD) DD Destroyer
AS Submarine Tender PT Motor Torpedo Boat
ATO Ocean-Going Tug PY Patrol Boat
AV Seaplane Tender SS Submarine
AVD    Seaplane Tender (DD) SC Submarine Chaser
2 AIRCRAFT SQUADRON ABBREVIATIONS: BACK ▲

U.S. aircraft units: U.S. naval aircraft squadrons was designated with the inital V (means heavier than air) or VM for Marine Corps squadrons; second by the inital(s) of type aircraft (B — bomber, F — fighter, SB — scout-bomber, S — scouting, P — patrol, T — torpedo bomber); then by the hull number of the home carrier for carrier-based squadrons, or by the number of squadron for land-based units.

IJN aircraft units: Japanese carrier-based aircraft squadrons was de­s­i­g­n­ated with the home carrier name, then by the type of planes, com­po­s­ing squadron (kanjō sentōkitai — fighter squadron, kanjō bakugekitai — dive-bomber squadron, kanjō kōgekitai — torpedo squadron). In this Order of the Battle american-style abbreviations with the initals of home carriers was used (i.e. AVF means Akagi fighter squadron, KVB — Kaga bombing squadron and so on.)

3 OFFICERS RANKS AND ABBREVIATIONS: BACK ▲
 
  United States  
U.S. Navy
Adm. Admiral
VAdm.  Vice Admiral
RAdm.  Rear Admiral
Capt. Captain
Cdr. Commander
LtCdr. Lt. Commander
Lt. Lieutenant
Ltjg. Lieutenant (JG)      
Ens. Ensign
4 SOURCES OF DATA: BACK ▲

1. J. Parshall, A. Tully. Shattered Sword
2. J. Parshall, A. Tully. Nihon Kaigun. Imperial Japanese Navy Page
3. ONI 41-42 Recognition Manual
4. M. Horan, R. Worth, D. Williams, R. Leonard. Order of the Battle of
    Midway and Aleutians

5. J. B. Lundstrom. The First Team
6. R. J. Cressman. A Glorious Page in Our History
7. R. D. Heinl. Marines at Midway
8. G. L. Rottman. US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1941-43
9. E. P. Forrestel. Admiral Raymond A. Spruance. A Study in Command
10. Naval Historical Center. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships