World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF AUSTRALIA: Morale: 100%

While the Battle of the Coral Sea raged last week, TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod cabled about courage from an advanced base at Townsville:

"The long-expected question of whether this is another case of too little, too late, is being decided at this moment. The morale is 100%. Not one American doubts that every other American will do his duty—faith in his country is renewed when he sees men face death as these do, determined that they shall not die, if at all, before inflicting the greatest possible damage upon an enemy whose every concept contradicts what free men are taught...