A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Eastern Solomons, Battle of the

Eastern Solomons, Battle of the On 24–5 August 1942, Vice Admiral Frank Fletcher’s task force (2 battleships, 5 cruisers, 8 destroyers) intercepted Admiral Chuichi Nagumo’s convoy (3 carriers, 2 battleships, 1 cruiser, 7 destroyers) ferrying Japanese troops to Guadalcanal. The battle gave the US daytime control of local sealanes, but left the Japanese dominant in night operations. US losses: 20 planes. Japanese losses: 1 carrier, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 1 troop transport, 60 planes.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Eastern Solomons, Battle of the," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed December 6, 2021, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HUCTC1HK9ZBJZMQ.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Eastern Solomons, Battle of the." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 6 Dec. 2021. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HUCTC1HK9ZBJZMQ.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Eastern Solomons, Battle of the' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 6 December 2021, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HUCTC1HK9ZBJZMQ.