In this regard, what did Richard Best inhale?
By mid-1942, he was an experienced combat pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Enterprise in the Pacific. During the first mission in the Battle of Midway, a faulty oxygen canister created gases that turned to caustic soda. Mr. Best had breathed in the soda and was told it had activated latent tuberculosis.
Beside above, is Midway historically accurate?
Each scene of the Midway movie was carefully reviewed to make sure it was historically accurate. "Despite some of the 'Hollywood' aspects, this is still the most realistic movie about naval combat ever made," commented retired Navy Rear Adm. Sam Cox, who oversaw the fact-checking.
What happened to Best after Midway?
Best, a former Navy bomber pilot who scored hits on two of the four Japanese aircraft carriers sunk in the critical Battle of Midway during World War II, has died. He was 91. Best, a retired security manager at the Rand Corp., died Oct. After the victory at Midway, the Allies took the offensive in the Pacific.
What if US lost midway?
A defeat at Midway would have forced a reallocation of industrial production and warships. This would have left key allies, Australia and the Soviet Union, in an impossible position. The U.S. would have had towering production by 1943 or 1944.