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  • Naval warfare [r]: The military history of the organized navies of the world from 300 BCE to the present. [e]
  • Naval aviator [r]: One who is rated as a member of an aircrew that operates from an aircraft carrier, including pilots, naval flight officers, and enlisted aviation technicians; there is an implication that the "true" aviators operate from ships at sea; term can encompass crews of land-based aircraft for specifically naval missions [e]




Carrier operations

First World War

Second World War

Carrier vs. Land
Carrier vs. Carrier
  • Battle of Midway [r]: Generally considered to be the turning point of the Pacific Theater in the Second World War, a Japanese force intending to capture Midway Island was turned back with the loss of four aircraft carriers, at the cost of one U.S. carrier; it was the last major Japanese offensive of the war [e]
  • Battle of the Coral Sea [r]: Fought in May 1942, the first battle between naval forces built around aircraft carriers, in which the opposing United States and Japanese ships never saw one another; it was a tactical Japanese defeat and strategic U.S. victory [e]
  • Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands [r]: October 1942 battle between U.S. and Japanese carrier forces supporting operations on Guadalcanal; U.S. lost more ships but Japan lost more aircraft; helped hold back Japanese land attack [e]
  • Battle of the Eastern Solomons [r]: Fought in August 1942 between U.S. and Japanese forces, and the second of the five World War II battles fought between carrier units; U.S. lost more ships, Japanese lost more aircraft, and Japanese reinforcement of Guadalcanal was prevented while U.S. Marines fought off a determined ground attack on the airfield [e]
  • Battle of the Philippine Sea [r]: An carrier battle between the U.S. and Japan in June 1944, called the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" due to the extremely heavy Japanese aircraft losses, marked the end of offensive Japanese capabilities, and gave the U.S. control of the islands from which the major B-29 bomber offensive against the Japanese Home Islands could be conducted [e]
Carrier vs. Ship
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf [r]: The largest naval battle in history, fought in October 1944 as Japan tried to interfere with U.S. amphibious landings in the Philippines [e]


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