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    Battle of the Coral Sea was one of the major battles that demonstrated the power and effectiveness of the Japanese military, and the work that U.S. had to put in to make their military better. This battle would make Japan empire expand around the pacific. Before the war has even started each sides of the battle had a plan for what they were going to do. Japan plans was to isolate Australia from the allies, and then invade the port city of Moresby. From this Japan now has the ability to have air power superiority over Australia. They even had the Imperial navy trapping all of the eastern flanks of New Guinea. This would make a perfect chance for japan to go to all of the south of the pacific and take over all of the area. For Australia they didn’t have a plan because they weren’t assuming that they were going to be attacked. The decryption center Station H.Y.P.O., which was run by Capt. Joseph, was were able to decipher the correct code to know what is exactly Japan was doing. Most of Japan’s codes were in books. Once this was figured out U.S. planned out to take out their ships like their carrier called the Lexington. U.S. already had a ship out there in the pacific called Yorktown. When they got there they joined up with Australia and then the battle just went off. The main part of the…

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    Before the Battle After the Battle of the Coral Sea in May of 1942, the Japanese still sought to capture portions of the Pacific Ocean and land within those portions, including the Midway Island. The mastermind behind these plans, Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, was mainly hoping to secure the Samoa Islands, Fiji and Australia to expand territory, with the capturing of the Midway Island only being a problem due to its proximity to the United States. The plan for the Island contained a ruse that…

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    Battle of the Coral Sea This study presents a thesis proposal on the causes of the Battle of the Coral Sea, the outcome, the weapons that were used during this battle, and the commanders from both sides who led this battle. The proposal will be divided into the following five sections: Introduction The Battle of the Coral Sea was one of the greatest naval battles ever experienced along the Australian shores. In this battle, the United States of America fought with Australian forces against the…

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    The battle of the Coral Sea was caused by the interception Americans made against the Japanese advancing to New Guinea in May of 1942. This was the first battle air-sea battle in history. The Japanese planes landed in the area of New Guinea, Rear Admiral Frank J. Fletcher commanded the American aircraft carriers to attack. Because of codebreakers who knew enough information to perceive the japanese, the Allied fleets were able assembled in the Coral Sea in time to attack the Japanese. These…

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    The Battle of Midway is often regarded as the “turning point in the Pacific” as well as the most decisive victory in the history of the United States Navy (USN). The United States had been planning for a war with Japan for years, but when the time came, Japan was second in priority to Germany. The Japanese leadership of Admiral Yamamoto, Commander of Japanese Combined Fleet, and Vice Admiral Nagumo, commanding officer of the carriers, wanted to take charge in the Pacific by putting all of their…

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    Victories at the Battles of the Coral Sea (4-8 May) and Midway (4-7 June) changed the operational and strategic picture. These continued Japanese aggressive actions led to the development of Operation Pestilence, the campaign for the Solomon Islands targeting the enemy base at Rabaul. Pestilence initiated phase two of the Pacific Ocean Campaign Plan. The seizure and occupation of the Santa Cruz Islands and Tulagi were the objectives of the first major operation within Pestilence. Guadalcanal…

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    Battle Of Midway Analysis

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    The Island of Midway is located in Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,300 miles from Honolulu, Hawaii. Strategically, the island became a valuable asset to obtain during the Pacific War because of its location, as a half way point from Hawaii to Japan. Increased tensions between Japan and the United States came to a climax December 7, 1941; the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Six months later, the United States engaged the Japanese Imperial fleet in the Battle of Midway. The analysis of the events…

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    Hawaii with the rest of the Pacific Fleet. On February 1942 the Indianapolis participated in raid on Bougainville in Solomon Island In the summer of 1943 the Indianapolis fought off the Western elevation Islands. The Japan had captured portions of what is now Alaska. In both November and December of 1943 the Indianapolis was part of an operation called operation classic.It was a hundred ship task force and it was a secret rate of Gilbert Islands. Through January February and March of 1944 the…

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    Admiral Mitscher

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    Admiral Mitscher and the Battle of the Philippine Sea As World War II, came to a close in Europe, the war in the Pacific for the United States against Japan continued to escalate with the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Also known as the Battle of the Marianas, Admiral Marc Mitscher led an entire armada with four air craft carriers. After his rise through the ranks as a naval officer, his accumulation of war and aviation experience gave him the ability to influence United States air power and…

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    Coral Sea Turning Point

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    The Battle of Coral Sea “People will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but they will always remember how you made them feel” (Lieutenant Commander Kight). The Battle of Coral Sea was the first air-sea battle in history and a turning point in the Pacific. It was a catch between the United States and the Japanese. Methodically the Japanese won but cleverly it was an American victory. The Battle of Coral Sea began on May fourth, 1942 and went to May eighth, 1942. It lasted…

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