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The Battle of Coral Sea Begins

American warplanes flying over Coral Sea during the battle.
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American warplanes flying over Coral Sea during the battle.

On this day in 1942, the famous battle of Coral Sea began during World War 2. This was the first modern naval-air battle as the air craft carriers fired no shots at one another, only fighting with fighter plans which would take off from the decks of the carriers. The battle would be a victory for the Japanese despite their loss of 70 warplanes as compared to the 66 American losses.

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Michael Passarelli is 18 years old and a senior at Colonia High School. He is involved with numerous clubs at the school including Marching Band, Jazz Band, and was involved with the Directors Showcase for the theatre program during the fall semester. In the band he plays bass guitar and trumpet and during the 2014 season of Marching Band he was in percussion, and in the 2015 season he played bass guitar for the pit. Passarelli plans to eventually start a career in law enforcement although he has already acquired many skills and is very interested in possibly pursuing a career in construction. He plans to major in Business Management in college.

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