Battle of the Coral Sea


Battle of the Coral Sea
n. WW II battle in 1942 fought between the USA and Japan in the skies over the Pacific Ocean (resulted in American victory)

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  • Battle of the Coral Sea — Part of the Pacific Theater of World War II …   Wikipedia

  • battle of the Coral Sea — noun a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers • Syn: ↑Coral Sea • Regions: ↑Coral Sea • Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval battle • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Battle of the Coral Sea order of battle — An explosion on the US Navy aircraft carrier Lexington, damaged by a Japanese carrier air attack on May 8, blows an aircraft off the deck into the sea. This is an order of battle for the Battle of the Coral Sea. The battle, fought during May 4–8 …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Philippine Sea — Part of World War II, Pacific War …   Wikipedia

  • Coral Sea (disambiguation) — Coral Sea may refer to: Coral Sea, a region of the north east coast of Australia with a namesake chain of islands Coral Sea Islands Territory, includes a group of small and mostly uninhabited tropical islands and reefs in the Coral Sea… …   Wikipedia

  • Coral Sea — For other uses, see Coral Sea (disambiguation). Coral Sea Basin countries Australia, New Caledonia (France), Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands …   Wikipedia

  • Coral Sea — noun 1. an arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of Australia • Members of this Region: ↑battle of the Coral Sea • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sea • Part Holonyms: ↑Pacific, ↑Pacific Ocean 2. a Japanese defeat in World War II (May …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coral Sea order of battle — This is an order of battle for the Battle of the Coral Sea. Japanese Forces Task Force MO * Carrier Striking Force Vice Admiral Takeo Takagi Carrier Division 5 Rear Admiral Chuichi Hara, Officer in Tactical Command ** carriers Shōkaku , Zuikaku… …   Wikipedia

  • Coral Sea — n. area of the Pacific Ocean between Australia New Guinea and the Solomon Islands; scene of the Battle of the Coral Sea, WW II battle in 1942 fought between the USA and Japan in the skies over the Pacific Ocean (resulted in American victory) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Battle of the Eastern Solomons — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of the Eastern Solomons caption=USS Enterprise (center left), maneuvering radically under aerial attack and afire on August 24, 1942. Anti aircraft shell bursts directed at the attacking Japanese dive… …   Wikipedia