The fourth carrier vs carrier battle in the Pacific. Another tactical victory for Japan but at a very high, unsustainable, cost.

Santa Cruz is not nearly as well known as other carrier battles but is of great significance (if for no other reason) due to the huge, irrevocable, loss in Japanese airmen.

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