American fliers had sunk the first carrier to be lost by either side. Tabular Record of Movement". Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

Escorting Zeros shielded Takahashi's aircraft from four Lexington CAP Wildcats which attempted to intervene, but two Wildcats circling above Yorktown were able to disrupt Ema's formation. Tulagi and Guadalcanal were four hours flying time from Rabaul, the nearest large Japanese base.

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