Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942. A
Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942. A "mushroom cloud" rises after a heavy explosion on board USS Lexington (CV-2), 8 May 1942. This is probably the "great explosion" from the detonation of torpedo warheads stowed in the starboard side of the hangar, aft, that followed an explosion amidships at 1727 hrs. Note USS Yorktown (CV-5) on the horizon in the left center, and destroyer USS Hammann (DD-412) at the extreme left.

The President of the United States Will Travel to New York City to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea and to Conduct a Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia

On May 4th, the President will speak aboard the USS INTREPID museum in New York City to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, a major World War II naval battle in which the United States joined with Australia to halt the advance of enemy forces.  That same day, at the museum, the President will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia.  The President looks forward to meeting the Prime Minister and to strengthening the enduring bonds, deep friendship, and close alliance between the United States and Australia.

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