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#Onthisday in 1942 the Battle of Coral sea began. This was the first naval engagement fought by aircraft alone. Although neither side won a clear victory, the Japanese were forced to attempt to capture Port Moresby in a ground campaign, rather than by sea as they had hoped.

Read more: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/coral_sea/doc

Image: HMAS Australia under attack during the battle of the Coral Sea, 7 May 1942. 044238



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