battle of the Coral Sea


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Noun1.battle of the Coral Sea - a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942)battle of the Coral Sea - a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Coral Sea - an arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of Australia
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The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought in the waters southwest of the Solomon Islands and eastward from New Guinea, was the first of the six fights between opposing aircraft carrier forces during the war in the Pacific.
As XO of VF-42 in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, he was frustrated by the lack of American fighters and control from the ship.
The Museum is planned to open in late 2002 marking the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea and the General and U.
He was assigned to Fighting Squadron 3 in September 1941 and died following aerial combat against the Japanese forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 and 9 May 1942.
Vice Admiral Bill Halsey's 1942 raids on the Marshall, Wake and Marcus islands, as well as successes at the Battle of the Coral Sea and Battle of Midway, moved Naval Aviation from the arena of operational influence into the realm of strategic influence.
The Museum is planned to open in 2001 in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea and the General's arrival in Australia to fight the war.
It enjoyed some success in the Navy's first offensive strikes of the war in February and March 1942 and during May's Battle of the Coral Sea.
VF-2 participated in action immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor flying the Brewster F2A Buffalo, and during the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942.
From memorials for the Battle of the Coral Sea to Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, we loved representing the United States at all of these events.
In a careful reading of both engagements, the battle of Midway and the battle of the Coral Sea, one is struck by those specific qualities of the U.
In 1942, the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began in the Pacific during World War II.

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