Battle of The Coral Sea
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   The Battle of The Coral Sea takes place in the islands off the east coast of Australia.The belligerents were the United States and the Japanese. The battle emerged after the Japanese  tried to take over islands residing in the Coral Sea. Japan wanted to increase their power in the Pacific by acquiring parts of Australia but the U.S. did not accede to that idea. The Battle of The Coral Sea was the first battle to have ever been fought with out visual of the enemy on both sides. The battle was fought in the air with the help of aircraft carrier ships. Japan outnumbered the U.S. but thanks to their inability to cover their carrier ships effectively, the Japanese lost the battle. 

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Navalis Vocabulum

Aft:

at, near, or toward the stern of a ship.

EX: He made his way aft.

 

Lady Lex:

nickname for the USS Lexington.

EX: Lady Lex was scuttled after her crew abandoned ship.

 

Down to The Wire:

used to denote a situation whose outcome is not decided until the very last minute.

EX: It was probably that the test of nerves would be down to the wire.

 

Audacity:

the willingness to take bold risks.

EX: Audacity came in handy durin our most recent emergency.

 

Casualties: 

people killed or injured in a war or accident.

EX: The U.S. reportedly had more casualties in battle than the Japanese

 

Tactical:

of, relating to, or constituting actions carefully planned to gain a specific military end.

EX: As a tactical officer in the field he had no equal.

 

Bestow:

confer or present.

EX: The office was bestowed on him by the chief of state.

 

Scuttle: 

sink (one's own ship) deliberately by holding it or opening its seacocks to let water in.

EX: The USS Lexington was scuttled after receiving so much damage.

 

Holding:

continue to follow (a particular course)

EX: The ship is holding a southeasterly course.

 

Ammunition:

a supply or quantity of bullets and shells.

EX: When the Japanese ran out of ammunition they began to use themselves instead of bullets.

 

Disadvantage:

an unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces the chances of success or effectiveness.

EX: Stringent regulations have put farmers at a disadvantage.

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Lady Lex - Coral Sea

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USS Lexington burning and sinking after her crew abandoned ship during the Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942. Note planes parked aft, where fires have not yet reached.
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The Battle of Coral Sea

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The Battle of Coral Sea took place in May 1942. If the Japanese had succeeded at Coral Sea, the way would have been open for the Japanese to have captured New Guinea and leave Australia isolated from
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Michael Berry's comment, February 7, 2014 12:59 AM
From this website I learned that in the actual battle the belligerents were not visible to one another. The whole battle between the two fleets were fought in the air. "No ship on either side made any visual contact with any enemy ship." Since the fight was in the air, all the gunfire from the planes were generally aimed at their enemy's carrier so that other planes would not be able to tae off due to things like explosions and death.
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The Motions - Coral Sea

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The U.S. was out numbered when it comes to the amount of ships involved in battle. The Japanese had 180 ships while the Americans only had 155. According to research, Japan had a disadvantage because they were unable to effectively cover their carrier ships. In the end the U.S. won the air and sea battle. The Japanese retreated. 

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USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association - Battle Of The Coral Sea

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Michael Berry's comment, February 7, 2014 1:11 AM
From this website, I learned that I shouldn't pick long documents to do reports on. I also found out that the Japanese tactically won this battle. The Japanese bestowed more casualties and sank more ships than the U.S. I also learned from this website that when the Japanese were down to the wire they had the audacity to use themselves as ammunition and crash their own planes into the U.S. ships.
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Battle of the Coral Sea

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This page features a historical overview and special image selection on the Battle of the Coral Sea, 7-8 May 1942
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Michael Berry's comment, February 7, 2014 12:49 AM
From this website I learned that"The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought in the waters southwest of the Solomon Islands and eastward from New Guinea, was the first of the Pacific War's six fights between opposing aircraft carrier forces." The battle was between the U.S. and the Japanese. Japan originally wanted to go into the pacific region and claim land in a few areas to gain power. Japan was unsuccessful. Personally, I deride Japan's ludicrous actions because they haven't been very successful throughout WWII and they seem to have a streak of bad luck. The Japanese ended up losing of course due to bad actions and lack of prior knowledge that they were going to battle.