In the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Japanese tried to invade the Solomon Islands and Australia to weaken the Allied position in the Pacific and to strengthen their own, but the American Force, led by Vice Admiral Fletcher, prevented the success of the operation. The Japanese plan was to primarily attack Port Moresby, in Australia, with a small force diverted to attack Tulagi, in the Solomon islands (Willmott, 204). This small force was detected on May 3rd, but Fletcher, who had been waiting for the Japanese, had be...
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