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Within minutes, another torpedo struck, followed by three bombs from Japanese dive bombers.

Fires raged, but they were under control two hours later. Still,the consecutivehitsfrom the Japanese navy would eventually spell the end of the aircraft carrier known as Lady Lex. Fuel tanks from underneath were ruptured, causing an explosion that shook thewarship. Capt. Frederick Canada Goose Jackets C. Sherman ordered his men up tothe flight deck. Sherman and his executive officer, Cmdr. Seligman, were the last ones to leavebefore Lady Lex sank into the Coral Sea on May 8, 1942, the end of the four day naval battle between Allied forces Canada Goose Parka from the United States and Australia, and the Imperial Japanese Navy. A littlemore than 200 crew members died part of the price the United States paid to help protect its ally, Australia, hotcanadagoose.com from Japan during World War II.

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buy canada goose jacket cheap The remains of Lady Lex canada goose deals would stay undiscovered on Canada Goose Outlet the floor of the Coral Sea for the next 76 years until they were found by a billionaire who spends some of his fortune finding the lost wreckage of previous wars. Microsoft co founder Paul Allen on Monday announced the discovery of the USS Lexington about 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia, two miles below the surface of the Coral Sea. buy canada goose jacket cheap

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canada goose “To pay tribute to the USS Lexington and the brave men that served on her is an honor,”Allen said. “As Americans, all of us owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who served and who continue to serve our country for their courage, persistence and sacrifice.” canada goose

canada goose coats on sale Allen, a Seattle based entrepreneur and philanthropist who also invests inenvironmental causes, had bought a 250 foot research vessel called R/V Petrel and retrofitted it with state of the art equipment capable of diving 3 miles deep, according to his website. Allen has used Canada Goose online the vessel in expeditions that led to the discovery of several historic warships and artifacts. canada goose coats on sale

Last year, President Trumppaid tribute to the veterans who served during the Battle of the Coral Sea, which the Defense Department describesas a “crucial turning point in the war against Imperial Japan in the Pacific.”

canada goose black friday sale Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a World War II aircraft carrier that sank on canada goose black friday sale May 8, 1942. A team led by Microsoft co founder Paul Allen found the wreckage on March 4. (Paul Allen via Agence France Presse) canada goose black friday sale

canada goose factory sale “In those Pacific waters, we forged iron bonds between our countries. Few peoples in the world share ties in history, affection and culture like the Americans and Australians. Those ties are sealed with the blood of our grandfathers and fathers and those same ties are now the priceless heritage we celebrate so beautifully tonight,” Trump said during the May speech. canada goose factory sale

canada goose store The Battle of the Coral Sea, which lasted from May 4 to May 8, 1942, came at an unsettling time for the United States, Australia and their allies. Allied forceshad beenexperiencing mounting defeats, while the Japanese militaryhad been continually succeeding, beginning withthe attack on Pearl Harbor months earlier. In Australia, people had begun to expect an imminent invasion by Japan. canada goose store

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canada goose clearance sale OccupyingPapua New Guinea’s Port Moresby under a plan known as Operation MO would “provide the Imperial Japanese Navy with a secure operating base on Australia’s northern doorstep,”according to the Royal Australian Navy. bombers led by Jimmy Doolittle attacked the Japanese home islands. The attacks, though minimal, gave Operation MO a renewed sense of urgency. canada goose clearance sale

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Canada Goose Coats On Sale Japan managed to capture Tulagi, which is part of the Solomon Islands, east of Papua New Guinea, on May 3. The Battle of the Coral Sea raged for the next four days. In the end, both the Japanese and cheap Canada Goose the Allies portrayed themselves as victors, though both sides suffered severe losses. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

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Canada Goose online The Americans lost more ships than the Japanese. But the Allies prevented Japan from capturing Port Moresby its main objective. By the time the USS Lexington was sunk on May 8, Japanese forces were not in a position to keep advancing. Their aircraft carrier Shoho had been sunk. A second carrier, canada canada goose outlet goose store Shokaku, had been severely damaged, while a third, Zuikaku, was low on fuel. Adm. Shigeyoshi Inouye, leader of Operation MO, decided to postpone the invasion of Port Moresby. Canada Goose online

Many say that if it were not for the damage canada goose clearance the Japanese forces suffered, the Americans would not havedefeated them in the next battle a month later. The Battle of Midway, which raged from June 4 to June 7, 1942, resulted in the deaths of about 360 buy canada goose jacket Americans compared with more than 3,000 Japanese casualties.

Historians Jonathan B. Parshall and Anthony P. Tully described the American assault on the Japanese fleet as “the single most decisive aerial attack in naval history.” The Battle of Midway arguably because of the Battle of the Coral canadian goose jacket Sea helped turn the tide of war in the Pacific theater.

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