USS Lexington discovery: Last days of the aircraft carrier that helped turn the tide for the Allies 

The discovery of the USS Lexington not only uncovers a lost American military mass grave but also the remains of a ship that played a crucial role turning the tide in war in the Pacific.

For 76 years the precise location of the sunken aircraft carrier has been unknown after it was scuttled following  the crippling damage it sustained in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

On Sunday an underwater exploration team funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen located the wreckage 500 miles off Australia’s north-east coast.

Allen, whose father served in the Second World War, has dedicated his resources and time to his passion of uncovering vessels lost during the conflict.

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The USS Lexington is a particularly…

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