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Coral Sea   /kˈɔrəl si/   Listen
Coral Sea

An arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of Australia.
A Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers.  Synonym: battle of the Coral Sea.

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"Coral Sea" Quotes from Famous Books

... distance west of Australia, then finally nosed in and took my chance on stretching it to one of the ten mile strips for a powerless landing. I did it in Australia. But if I had not had orthodox controls, had I even gotten that far, I would have churned up a good part of the Coral Sea between Sydney and New Zealand. You see, you've got to feel your way down through all that. That's the better part of flying, the "feel" of it. Automatic controls don't possess that particular human ...
— What Need of Man? • Harold Calin

Words linked to "Coral Sea" :   pacific, World War 2, World War II, Second World War, sea, Pacific Ocean, naval battle

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