The first air sea battle in history. The battle left the Japanese without enough planes to cover the ground attack of Port Moresby.
Japanese aircraft sank the US carrier Lexington and had damaged the carrier of Yorktown.
Battle of Coral Sea was the first naval battle in which opposing forces fought with carrier aircraft.
The battle of Coral Sea was significant to the Allies because for the first time they had stopped the Japanese in advance. It was an important turning point.
This battle was significant to the Axis because they sank the US carrier and fought with carrier aircraft.