Battle of the Coral Sea: 5 May 1942, 08:00

The position of the Japanese and American carrier forces at 8:00am on 5 May 1942 (battle of the Coral Sea). The Yorktown and the Lexington have just rejoined after the Yorktown's attack on Tulagi, while the Japanese fleet is moves around the eastern side of the Solomon Islands.
The Coral Sea 1942: The First Carrier Battle, Mark Stille, Campaign 214. A useful account of the battle of the Coral Sea and the thinking and events that led up to it, supported by some effective '3D' diagrams showing the series of aerial attacks on enemy carriers that were the most important aspect of the fighting. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (24 November 2008), name,

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