What were the chances that a Japanese Special Naval Landing force could have successfully landed on Midway Island in the event of a US Navy reversal during the battle? Remember, the island was defended by the elements of three Marine Defense Battalions, whose artillery ranged from 3-inch to 5-inch to old 7-inch guns. There were also two Companies of Marine Raiders on the island as well as a number of M-3 Stuart tanks as well. This would not bode well for the Japanese. Personally, I would say that the Japanese would have been given yet another bloody nose in this operation, given that the Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga arrived a day or so after the battle of Midway had ended and could have been used in further fleet sponsored, counter-invasion duties. What say you?