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.