Coral Sea, 1942

Scratching the Shoho
07 May 1942
Explosion aboard the Lexington
08 May 1942

I intended to have a big post up for the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, which was fought between the US and Japanese navies on May 7-8, 1942, but I just couldn’t manage it.

Thankfully, Steeljaw Scribe has the bases covered:

Events of 7 May 1942 inlcuding “Scratch one flattop!
Events of 8 May 1942 including the loss of the Lady Lex, USS Lexington (CV 2).

Good rundowns, with some pics and video.