The First Carrier to Carrier Battle - When Losing an Engagement Helps win the war

By Ethan Cole on
 December 26, 2023

As the Japanese forces occupied Tulagi in the Solomon Islands in May of 1942 and expanded their Empire’s defensive perimeter, they turned their attention to a much more ambitious target: Australia.

The Allies were then forced to intervene before letting the enemy destroy any of their precious bases in the Southern Hemisphere, leading to the first naval confrontation between the two most notorious participants in the Pacific War.

Soon, the American warships were steaming toward the disputed waters to halt a Japanese invasion, and they unknowingly set the stage for an improvised encounter that would become the world’s first carrier battle in history…

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9 comments on “The First Carrier to Carrier Battle - When Losing an Engagement Helps win the war”

  1. What a bunch of crap. If you do not want us to read what you are putting up, do not post it.
    It looks like you have good information.

  2. The Democrats Biden/Harris administrations including Chuck Schumer Adam Schiff and many more under the thumb of Obama are pushing America and the world toward WW3 . China will not listen to Biden Taiwan is at stake they are an allie

  3. Yes, we lost a Carrier. But, Japan lost most of their first line combat Pilots. The US when their Pilots had five or more Combat Kills they where transferred to training Units stateside to train our new Pilots. Thus giving them a edge in fighting the inexperienced Japanese Pilots. They also starting using the Thash Weave. Where two planes flew in tandem and proacted each other against the faster and more moveable Japanese Zero. So the question is just who really lost the battle.

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