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Wreck of USS Lexington Found

6 Mar 2018

During the 1942 Battle of Coral Sea, Japanese aircraft struck USS Lexington with torpedoes and bombs, and she was ultimately scuttled. Paul Allen, who had funded several successful expeditions in search of sunken WW2 warships, was again behind another successful one, this time locating that of USS Lexington on 4 Mar 2018. The wreck was located on the seabed about 800 kilometers (about 500 miles) east of Australia, and about 3 kilometers (about 2 miles) below sea level.

For more information:
Washington Post: Wreckage of famed US World War II carrier discovered
WW2DB: USS Lexington
WW2DB: Battle of Coral Sea



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1. Charles Miller says:
21 Mar 2018 09:31:59 AM

Father in law is a survivor of the uss lexington cv 2, ww2 and searching for any other survivors to date. He is 94 years old. Harold C Anderson

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