This mission involves a lot of flying- it is after all the the Battle of Midway will be won or lost in the air and you command two airbases and a shipyard. The first airbase is location of your entire fighter and bomber operation. The second field has three squadrons of B-17s which are slow, but they can put a pounding on Japanese bombers, so you can still win the senario even if this base gets destroyed. Buffalo squadrons are all you will have on Midway, so on Veteran setting be prepared to work your tail off at the start of the attack.
You also have under your command the Shipyard which contains Motorboats and PBY Catalinas. This mission begins scene involving a PBY Catalina spotting many Japanese planes heading towards Midway. This video here is on Veteran setting- I destroyed all of the Japanese fleet and had total command of the sky- I had two squadrons of fighters escort the destroyer Russell while she made a run on the Akagi. I was looking for some variation and blowing the Akagi out of the water with torps or bombs would have been the same ole stuff.
I guess I ran into a glitch- as you can see in the video- the Akago suffered no damage as I pulverized every squadron of planes that came up for over an hour- in the end it was a bloodbath for the Japanese. The video ended with the available memory I had on the camera.