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Coral Sea

Japanese Forces

25th Air Flotilla Rear Admiral Sadayoshi Yamada

  • 4th Air Group, Rabaul
  • Tainan Air Group, Lae, Rabaul
  • Yokohama Air Group, Rabaul, Shortland Islands, Tulagi
  • Genzan Air Group, Rabaul

Fourth Fleet

Task Force "Mo" - Vice Admiral Shigeyoshi Inouye, CinC Fourth Fleet, at Rabual

Carrier Strike Force - Vice Admiral Takeo Takagi

  • Heavy Cruisers - Cruiser Division 5: Haguro, Myoko (flagship)
  • Carrier Division 1, Carrier Division 5- Rear Admiral Tadaichi Hara

Invasion Forces - Rear Admiral Aritomo Goto

Tulagi Invation Group - Rear Admiral Kiyohide Shima

  • Minelayers: Koei Maru, Okinoshima (flagship)
  • Transport: Azumasan Maru
  • Destroyers: Kikuzuki (sunk), Yuzuki
  • Converted Subchasers: Toshi Maru #3, Tama Maru #8
  • Converted Minesweepers: Hagoromo Maru, Noshiro Maru #2, Tama Maru (sunk), Wa #1 (sunk), Wa #2 (sunk)
  • Special Minesweepers: #1, #2
  • 3rd Kure Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF): 400

Support Group - Rear Admiral Kuninori Marumo

  • Cruiser Division 18 (light): Tatsuta, Tenryu (flagship)
  • Seaplane Carrier: Kamikawa Maru
    • Aircraft: 12
  • Gunboats: Keijo Maru, Nikkai Maru, Seikai Maru

Covering Group - Rear Admiral Aritomo Goto

Port Moresby Invation Group - Rear Admiral Sadamichi Kajioka

  • Light Cruiser: Yubari (flagship)
  • Destroyers: Asanagi, Mochizuki, Mutsuki, Oite, Uzuki, Yayoi
  • Transport Unit - Rear Admiral Koso Abe
    • Minelayer: Tsugaru
    • Fleet Minesweeper: #20, Wa #20, Fumi Maru #2, Hagoromo Maru, Noshiro Maru #2, Seki Maru #3
    • Transports: 5 Navy Transports and 6 Army Transports
      • Army: Asakasan Maru, China Maru, Hibi Maru, Matsue Maru, Mito Maru, Taifuku Maru
      • Navy: Akiba Maru, Chowa Maru, Goyo Maru, Mogamigawa Maru, Shoka Maru
    • Oilers: Goyo Maru, Hoyo Maru , Iro
    • Repair Ship: Oshima
    • Salvage Tug: Woshima
    • 3rd Kure Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF): ~500
    • South Seas Detachment: ~5,000

Submarine Force - Captain Noboru Ishizaki

  • Patrol Group: I-21, I-22, I-24, I-28, I-29
  • Raiding Group: RO-33, RO-34

Allied Forces

Task Force 17 - Rear Admiral Jack Fletcher

Sources:

  1. Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Actions May 1942 - August 1942, Samuel Eliot Morison, 1949
  2. Stay the Rising Sun, Phil Keith, 2015
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site