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Battle of the Coral Sea

The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought May 4-8, 1942, during World War II in the Pacific. The results of the battle were mixed. Although the U.S. Navy lost the aircraft carrier USS Lexington and the aircraft carrier Yorktown was damaged, the Japanese invasion force headed toward Port Moresby in New Guinea was turned back, resulting in a strategic victory for the Americans. The Japanese lost the light carrier Shoho and many aircraft and experienced pilots from the carriers Zuikaku and Shokaku, while Shokaku was heavily damaged. The result is deemed by many historians to have been a tactical victory for the Japanese. The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first carrier versus carrier engagement in history, and the opposing naval surface forces did not see one another during the battle.



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