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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on the last day of the Battle of the Coral Sea, a critical point in the United States' war against Japan.
The USS Lexington and another US aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown, fought against three Japanese aircraft carriers from May 4-8, 1942 in the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first-ever between carriers.
The expedition team - funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - announced that the wreckage of the Lexington, crippled and then scuttled on May 8, 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, was found on the seabed more than 500 miles off Australia's east coast.
The Lexington was scuttled in May 1942 after suffering damage from the Japanese in one of the first carrier versus carrier battles in history - the Battle of the Coral Sea - in which 216 crew members were killed.
In May the two men met for an apparently convivial meeting at a dinner on the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
A poignant remembrance service was held onboard Golden Princess yesterday as the ship sailed off far northern Queensland, 75 years to the day since the closing stages of the pivotal Battle of the Coral Sea, regarded as the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
In my view, what saved Australia was the Battle of the Coral Sea that took place on May 8, just two days after the Fall of Corregidor.
The event commemorated the 75th anniversary of World War II's Battle of the Coral Sea, when US and Australian forces teamed up to fight the Japanese.
After first downplaying an infamously combative telephone call with Turnbull shortly after his inauguration, and noting the two leaders were "not babies", Trump went on to say, in a speech marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, that the ties between the US and Australia "were sealed with the blood of our fathers and grandfathers.
IT LOOKED LIKE THE END for USS Lexington on May 8, 1942, day two of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
While a lot has been written about the battle of the Coral Sea (May 4-8, 1942) and its strategic importance, the loss of USS Lexington (CV 2) to enemy airpower is one of the most significant.
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.

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