Battle of the Coral Sea!
The very first air-sea battle in history!
A map of Japan's planned route to have an attack on Tulagi and Port Moresby with their invasion groups, carrier striking force, and covering force.
The USS Lexington as it was bombed and taken down by Japanese fighter planes.
Painting of an American torpedo bomber attacking Japanese light carrier Shoho.
The Men in Charge:
Rear Admiral Frank J. Fletcher: Fletcher was born in 1885. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and he also spent a good portion of his early naval career on various battleships. During the Mexican Revolution, Fletcher was awarded a Medal of Honor for his great conduct during the Battle of Veracruz in 1914. He later then served in World War 1 and the post-war period as a Flag Lieutenant or Gunnery Officer.