"With the loss of Hornet and serious damage to Enterprise, the Battle of Santa…

"With the loss of Hornet and serious damage to Enterprise, the Battle of Santa Cruz was a Japanese victory, but at an extremely high cost," said Rear Admiral (Ret.) Samuel Cox, director of Naval History and Heritage Command, in a statement. "About half the Japanese aircraft engaged were shot down by greatly improved U.S. Navy anti-aircraft defenses.

"As a result, the Japanese carriers did not engage again in battle for almost another two years."

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"With the loss of Hornet and serious damage to Enterprise, the Battle of Santa...

“With the loss of Hornet and serious damage to Enterprise, the Battle of Santa Cruz was a Japanese victory, but at an extremely high cost,” said Rear Admiral (Ret.) Samuel Cox, director of Naval History and Heritage Command, in a statement. “About half the Japanese aircraft engaged were shot down by greatly improved U.S. Navy anti-aircraft defenses.

“As a result, the Japanese carriers did not engage again in battle for almost another two years.”

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