BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA
|VPs Gained||Player Name||Character Name||Ships||VS||Player Name||Character Name||Ships||VPs Gained|
|45||Rick Wiegand||Xerxes McNamara||USS Lexington CV2 SUNK (191Pts)||Dave Gorsline||Icha Dav Gortsema||IJN Shokaku CV||147|
|45||Jim Mead||James Richardson||USS Yorktown CV5||Derik Will||Decha Willo'san||IJN Zukaku CV||147|
|2 RAN Cs||IJN Shoho CVL|
|7 USN Cs||9 IJN Cs|
|13 USN Ds||15 IJN Ds|
|103 CARRIER PLANES DESTROYED||90 CARRIER PLANES DESTROYED|
Historical Battle & Campaign Kick off
The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, taking place in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War. The battle is historically significant as the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.
In an attempt to strengthen its defensive position in the South Pacific, the Japanese decided to invade and occupy Port Moresby (in New Guinea) and Tulagi (in the southeastern Solomon Islands). The plan to accomplish this was called Operation MO, and involved several major units of Japan's Combined Fleet. These included two fleet carriers and a light carrier to provide air cover for the invasion forces. It was under the overall command of Japanese Admiral Shigeyoshi Inoue.
The U.S. learned of the Japanese plan through signals intelligence, and sent two United States Navy carrier task forces and a joint Australian-American cruiser force to oppose the offensive. These were under the overall command of American Admiral Frank J. Fletcher.
|Played:||March 2018 at Rick's|
|Out Come:||IJN VICTORY|
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