The Battle of the Coral Sea 1942: The First Aircraft Carrier Battle in History

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To cut to the chase and skip all the preliminary actions of may 4-7, go to 18:43 to see the main carrier battle.

Sources:
Lundstrom, J. B. (2013). The First Team Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway. New York: Naval Institute Press.

Lundstrom, J. B. (2014). The first South Pacific campaign: Pacific Fleet strategy, December 1941-June 1942. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

Stille, M. (2009). The Coral Sea 1942: The first carrier battle (Vol. 214, Campaign). Oxford: Osprey Publishing.

Toll, I. W. (2012). Pacific crucible: War at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. New York: W.W. Norton.

Willmott, H. P. (2008). The barrier and the javelin: Japanese and Allied Strategies, February to June 1942. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute
Press.


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