Battle of the Coral Sea: 6 May 1942, 19:00

Battle of the Coral Sea: 6 May 1942, 19:00
The position of the fleets at around 7:00pm on 6 May 1942 (battle of the Coral Sea). The main Japanese fleet has moved south, into an area that the American carriers passed through earlier in the day. The Japanese force heading for Port Moresby is approaching the point at which it will be ordered to reverse course.
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), Battle of the Coral Sea: 6 May 1942, 19:00 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_coral_sea_6_may_19.html

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