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Battle of the Coral Sea, first naval clash fought entirely by planes, begins 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: 'Battle of the Coral Sea - Lest We Forget'

(Monday, May 4, 1942, part of the Pacific War of World War II) — The Battle of Coral Sea, a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, began today. It was the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fought without visual contact between warring ships. Continue reading Battle of the Coral Sea, first naval clash fought entirely by planes, begins 70 years ago today (1942)