“Arashi was ultimately unsuccessful in that mission, and it was this same destroyer which was spotted by McClusky. By following the destroyer, McClusky’s air group was effectively vectored straight to Nagumo’s fleet, which they sighted some half an hour later. Nimitz would later state that McClusky’s decision “decided the fate of our carrier task force and our forces at Midway...”


Charles River Editors, The Greatest Battles in History: The Battle of Midway
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