The naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons took place on 24–25 August
1942, and was the third carrier battle of the Pacific campaign of World
War II and the second major engagement fought between the United States
Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal Campaign. As
at Coral Sea and Midway, the ships of the two adversaries were never
within sight of each other. Instead, all attacks were carried out by
carrier- or land-based aircraft. After several damaging air attacks, the
naval surface combatants from both the United States of America (U.S.)
and Japan withdrew from the battle area without either side securing a
clear victory. However, the U.S. and its allies gained tactical and
strategic advantage. Japan's losses were greater and included dozens of
aircraft and their experienced aircrews. Also, Japanese reinforcements
intended for Guadalcanal were delayed and eventually delivered by
warships rather than transport ships, giving the Allies more time to
prepare for the Japanese counteroffensive and preventing the Japanese
from landing heavy artillery, ammunition, and other supplies.
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