The Action off Bougainville was a naval and air engagement on the South Pacific Theater of World War II near Bougainville, Papua New Guinea on 20 February 1942. A United States Navy aircraft carrier task force on its way to raid the Imperial Japanese military base at Rabaul, New Britain was attacked by a force of land-based bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The U.S. task force was commanded by Admiral Wilson Brown and the Japanese aircraft forces were under the command of Eiji Gotō.

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  • ニューギニア沖海戦(ニューギニアおきかいせん)は太平洋戦争中の1942年2月下旬に発生した日本海軍とアメリカ海軍との間の海戦。日本海軍が占領したばかりのラバウルへアメリカ艦隊(空母機動部隊)が出撃、日本軍は基地航空隊がこれを迎え撃つも大損害を生じた。一方、アメリカ機動部隊も作戦目的(ラバウル空襲)を放棄して撤退した。 (ja)
  • Воздушный бой у Бугенвиля состоялся 20 февраля 1942 года во время первой попытки американцев атаковать Рабаул. Это был первый в истории воздушный бой между японской морской и американской авианосной авиацией. (ru)
  • The Action off Bougainville was a naval and air engagement on the South Pacific Theater of World War II near Bougainville, Papua New Guinea on 20 February 1942. A United States Navy aircraft carrier task force on its way to raid the Imperial Japanese military base at Rabaul, New Britain was attacked by a force of land-based bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The U.S. task force was commanded by Admiral Wilson Brown and the Japanese aircraft forces were under the command of Eiji Gotō. In the ensuing engagement, the Japanese air group lost 15 of 17 bombers sent to attack the American carrier group. The United States lost only two fighters in defense, and no ships were damaged. As a result of the loss of surprise, however, the Americans retired without raiding Rabaul as originally planned. Because of the heavy losses in bombers, the Japanese were forced to delay their planned invasion of New Guinea, giving the Allies more time to prepare defenses against the Japanese advances in the South Pacific. (en)
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  • 1 killed
  • 2 fighters destroyed
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  • 1942-02-20 (xsd:date)
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  • American raid turned back
  • Japanese air group takes heavy losses;
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  • 1aircraft carrier
  • 4cruisers
  • 10destroyers
  • 17bombers
  • 19fighters
  • 5scouts
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  • A Japanese 4th Air Group Type 1 bomber, piloted by the strike commander Lieutenant Commander Takuzo Ito, approaches Lexington during the action. The bomber, already missing one engine after an attack by a Wildcat fighter piloted by "Butch" O'Hare moments earlier, crashed into the ocean shortly after this picture was taken.
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  • 130 (xsd:integer)
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  • ニューギニア沖海戦(ニューギニアおきかいせん)は太平洋戦争中の1942年2月下旬に発生した日本海軍とアメリカ海軍との間の海戦。日本海軍が占領したばかりのラバウルへアメリカ艦隊(空母機動部隊)が出撃、日本軍は基地航空隊がこれを迎え撃つも大損害を生じた。一方、アメリカ機動部隊も作戦目的(ラバウル空襲)を放棄して撤退した。 (ja)
  • Воздушный бой у Бугенвиля состоялся 20 февраля 1942 года во время первой попытки американцев атаковать Рабаул. Это был первый в истории воздушный бой между японской морской и американской авианосной авиацией. (ru)
  • The Action off Bougainville was a naval and air engagement on the South Pacific Theater of World War II near Bougainville, Papua New Guinea on 20 February 1942. A United States Navy aircraft carrier task force on its way to raid the Imperial Japanese military base at Rabaul, New Britain was attacked by a force of land-based bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The U.S. task force was commanded by Admiral Wilson Brown and the Japanese aircraft forces were under the command of Eiji Gotō. (en)
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  • ニューギニア沖海戦 (ja)
  • Воздушный бой у Бугенвиля (ru)
  • Action off Bougainville (en)
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