Accession Number : ADA299812

Title :   Japanese Operational Art in the Battle of Coral Sea.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Will, Jonathan E.

PDF Url : ADA299812

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The Battle of Coral Sea is known primarily as the first major sea-battle in which opposing ships never sighted each other because all actions were by aircraft. But a study of Japanese operational planning for the battle and subsequent decisionmaking during the battle yields lessons applicable to future operational planners and commanders.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *JAPAN, *NAVAL WARFARE, *ENEMY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, AIRCRAFT, RISK, WEATHER, COSTS, RELIABILITY, PLANNING, RESOURCES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, BATTLES, LOGISTICS PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE