Ellen Sandor, Fernando Orellana, TJ McLeish, Pete Latrofa, Jack Ludden, Nichole Maury, Todd Margolis, Mike Kosmatka, Janine Fron and Stephan Meyers
Special acknowledgement to Ed Fox, all of the Battle of Midway veterans, historians, friends, and members of the Internet's Battle of Midway Roundtable, who helped provide the photos, stories and facts from the Battle of Midway for this memorial installation.
Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas
The Battle of Midway Exhibit is located just through the security checkpoint and to the left, at the beginning of Concourse A, just across from the Midway Boulevard Food Court. (Please note that due to new Federal Security guidelines only ticketed passengers and badged employees are allowed beyond the security checkpoint.)
The Battle of Midway Memorial was commissioned by the Public Art Program, Department of Aviation, and City of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, Mayor.
Crew of the Patrol Squadron 23 (VP-23) PBY-5A
"The plane that won the day was the Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber, and in my book, the SBD won the Pacific War. The Douglas contribution the U.S. military aircraft is phenomenal, the list is long, and it spans the Vietnam War. The F4F would be second. Perhaps outclassed by the Zero, its pilots made the difference and turned it into a real fighting machine.."
Bill Price, The Battle of Midway Roundtable