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What was the name of the first naval engagement that took place entirely in the air without the surface vessels of either the Japanese or the US fleet firing directly on each other?

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The Battle of the Coral Sea, early May 1942. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com Answer I would have to disagree on a technicality and say Pearl Harbor. We fired on a Japanese mini sub trying to infiltrate Pearl Harbor but a sub, especially a mini sub, isn't really a surface ship is it?
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