The Battle Of The Coral Sea

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The Battle of the Coral Sea has been addressed by several interviews from people who have participated in the Battle of the Coral Sea. This battle included aircraft carriers that engaged each other with the advantage of aviation assets. These aircraft carriers did not have the technology to see each other, so they relied significantly on the use of aviation assets. These aviation assets acted as artillery reconnaissance for the ships to engage the Japanese. This four day battle starting on four May 1942 was a major naval battle that was conducted in the Pacific Theater during World War II (WWII). The Battle of the Coral Sea consisted of the Japanese Navy, the United States, and Australia. The significance of aviation assets contributed…show more content…
This battle was important for a few reasons. It consisted of a carrier versus carrier battle which was the first in history as neither Japan nor the United States detected each other at sea. (Tulley.,2005). Considering neither side actually won this battle, it was considered a turning point in the Pacific. For the first time, the Allies had stopped the Japanese advance. Then again, the Japanese had some victories while they still experienced a series of losses. These defeats included Midway one month later, which was a major United States victory. Moreover, a few months after the Japanese attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor and almost a month before the battle at Midway, the Battle of the Coral Sea was one of the first aircraft carrier related conflicts that was conducted in the Pacific during World War II. The Battle of the Coral Sea resulted in being a game changer in the Pacific. Main Body During the Pacific war, the Battle of Midway has been known as a key battle in the Pacific. In contrast, the Battle of the Coral Sea which happened a month earlier, the three United States aircraft carriers would have faced seven Japanese carriers that had devastated Pearl Harbor five months earlier. With that being said, instead of only four carriers, the Battle of Midway may have ended differently. This battle resulted the world’s first all aircraft carrier conflict at sea. It was also the first sea battle
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