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Sunday, June 4, 2017

On 75th anniversary of battle, Chicago mulls renaming Midway airport after Obama

But parts of three bomber squadrons managed to penetrate the Japanese defenses and, with Yamamoto's planes in the process of changing their armament from bombs to torpedoes leaving ordnance all over the flight deck, the American planes struck, blowing 3 Japanese carriers completely out of the water and crippling a fourth (it was later scuttled). It was a titanic blow from which  Yamamoto and the Japanese navy never recovered.Now, let's weigh those magnificent accomplishments against the deeds of President Obama.

Rick Moran  "Chicago's Midway Airport, once the busiest airport in the world, got its name in 1949 when the city fathers decided to rename the Chicago Municipal Airport to memorialize one of the most important military engagements in American military history, the Battle of Midway.

" 'Now the city is considering renaming the facility again - this time, after its favorite son, Barack Obama.
"We have to, in some way, whether it’s President Obama or in the other case, Dr. Brazier, acknowledge people who have done significant things. We have an airport, two of them, named after, you know, Midway Airport, O’Hare Airport,” Emanuel said. “These are people who have been transformative in the city of Chicago. But we have airports named after battleships.”
Actually, O’Hare is named after World War II Navy pilot Edward “Butch” O’Hare, and Midway was given its name by city officials in 1949 in remembrance of the 1942 Battle of Midway, a crucial battle in the Pacific during World War II.
Emanuel did not take questions from reporters following the forum. Update: Later, Emanuel spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said the mayor has no plans to rename either airport.
Typos corrected, TD

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