The Allied Forces began defeating the Japanese and repelling them back toward Japan after the battles of Midway and Coral Sea.
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Midway , Battle of the Coral Sea and Battle of the Philippine Sea .
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1. US entry into the war. 2. Forcing the US Navy to fight Japan with AIRCRAFT CARRIERS rather than with battleships. Had those obsolete battleships not been sunk at Pearl Harbor, the US Navy would have used them at the Battles of Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, etc. Battleships fighting aircraft carriers would have been defeated.
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The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought from 4-8 May 1942whereas the Battle of Midway occurred Between 4 and 7 June 1942 .
All fought in the pacific ocean; Guadalcanal and Coral Sea are about as far as the state of Washington is from the state of California in distance from Australia. Midway is up by the state of Hawaii.
Besides air strikes on land and sea targets, they were used "for the first time" to contest control of the sea (more commonly called "Sea Battles"). Instead of battleships fighting it out; carriers fought it out...first at Coral Sea, later at Midway.
Coral Sea was the first clash of carriers; which taught the combatants how to conduct naval aerial combat (from carriers). Midway wiped out the cream of Japan's Imperial Navy in pilots, aircrewmen, and deck crews.
The only guns used at Midway were anti-aircraft guns and guns from torpedo bombers, dive bombers, and fighter planes. Midway, like the Battle of Coral Sea before it, were strictly "naval AIR battles."
Significance (importance): 1. Coral Sea-Histories first clash of aircraft carriers 2. Midway-IJN loses the cream of it's airmen and flight deck crews (and can never replace them).
There are TWO affects from the battle: 1. US entry into WW2; which changed the course of civilization. 2. US victories in the Pacific Theater of Operations in WW2; which changed the course of civilization. A. Had those obsolete US battleships NOT been sunk, the US would have used them (the obsolete battleships) to engage the Imperial Navy...Battle of Coral Sea, Battle of Midway, etc. B. Had the US Navy engaged the Imperial Navy's AIRCRAFT CARRIERS at those particular battles (with those obsolete battleships)...and NOT concentrated on building and utilizing Aircraft Carriers (as the USN actually did in WW2); the United States Navy would have "Lost" those battles. C. Had the US Navy "Lost" those particular battles; a chain reaction would/could have occurred. Potential lost battles at: Midway, Coral Sea, Guadalcanal, Santa Cruz, Tarawa, Solomons, Saipan, Guam, Philippines, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, etc. D. Losing battles as history has recorded it, would change history as we know it today.
A few of the many battles were the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Cape St. George, the Battle of the Kula Sea, the Battle of of Vella Lavella, and the Battle of Midway.
Battle of Midway, D-Day, Battle of the Coral sea, Battle of Iwo Jima, Pearl harbor,
Battle of Coral Sea, Battle of Midway, Battle of Okinawa, and IWO JIMA
The two greatest carrier duels were at Midway and the Coral Sea. Those two were the first and classic decisive sea battles; and were strictly aircraft carrier battles. Afterwards, carriers participated in nearly all of the sea battles fought in the Pacific, from Guadalcanal to Leyte Gulf; but those naval engagements involved more than just carriers...battleships, cruisers, submarines, PT boats, destroyers, land based airplanes, etc.
Those battles were the turning point for the Allied Forces. They had finally defeated the Japanese in battle. They also discovered they could out smart the Japanese by deciphering their messages. The Allied Forces' morale grew and they knew then they could win the war.
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The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway were both air battles: US Wildcats, Devastators, Dauntless's, Vindicators, Avengers against IJN Zeros, Kate Torpedo airplanes, and Val Dive Bombers.
Coral Sea and Midway, although US and Japanese submarines got a little of the action.
Coral Sea-History's first clash of aircraft carriers. USN strategic victory; IJN tactical victory. Midway-USN's first decisive naval (battle) victory of WWII. Midway was also an aircraft carrier engagement; although submarines participated in the fight, sinking the destroyer USS Hammon and administering the coup de grace to the USS Yorktown.
Numerous battles including the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater. Be more specific in your question.
Discounting other sea engagements, at the battles of Coral Sea and Midway the IJN lost 1 and 4 carriers respectively.
What do you mean? All these battles involved both the Allied Powers and Axis Powers.