Corrected entry: When Hal Holbrook is getting into the back of the admiral's jeep, he has a briefcase in his left hand. The jeep starts to pull away before he can get into his seat. The next shot shows him holding onto the handle with the same hand he had the briefcase in. The briefcase shows up again in a later shot.
Corrected entry: The fighter escort for the Yorktown bombers consisted of only 4 planes, not the many more shown in the film.
Corrected entry: The Brewster F2A Buffalo and Grumman F4F Wildcat are referred to as "damn relics" by a Marine officer. Actually, they were among the most modern planes available to defend Midway, and much liked by the pilots who flew them. At Midway, the Marines had an insufficient number of fighter planes (27), but not antiquated designs.
Corrected entry: The stock footage used for the shots of the American torpedo and dive bomber squadrons on their way to attack the Japanese carriers is actually film, presumably taken during the late 1930s, of Vought Vindicator dive bombers. This type was no longer operating from US carriers by the start of the war.
Corrected entry: The maps and ship markers used by the Japanese navy are written in both Japanese and English.
Corrected entry: Captain Garth's spectacular crash is in a Korean War Naval Jet (an F9F Panther) and not the Wildcat he should have been flying. BTW, the pilot of the jet walked away without a scratch.