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Battle of Leyte Gulf

Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the "Battles for Leyte Gulf", and formerly known as the "Second Battle of the Philippine Sea", is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history.[2] It was fought in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar from 23–26 October 1944, between combined US and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. On 20 October, United States troops invaded the…

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the "Battles for Leyte Gulf", and formerly known as the "Second Battle of the Philippine Sea", is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history.[2] It was fought in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar from 23–26 October 1944, between combined US and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. On 20 October, United States troops invaded the…

USS Princeton (CVL-23) 1944. The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the "Battles for Leyte Gulf", and formerly known as the "Second Battle of the Philippine Sea", is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history

USS Princeton (CVL-23) 1944. The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the "Battles for Leyte Gulf", and formerly known as the "Second Battle of the Philippine Sea", is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history

Battle of Leyte Gulf http://historylists.org/events/list-of-10-greatest-battles-of-the-pacific-war.html

Battle of Leyte Gulf http://historylists.org/events/list-of-10-greatest-battles-of-the-pacific-war.html

First flag-raising ceremony at Leyte Cemetery in WWII - Leyte in an island in the Philippines. The battle on Leyte and in the Leyte Gulf was one of the defining encounters of the war. Many of the US soldiers and sailors never left Leyte. Freedom is never free.   (Photo from the personal scrapbooks of Lt. Colonel O. Howard Davidsmeyer, Sr.)

First flag-raising ceremony at Leyte Cemetery in WWII - Leyte in an island in the Philippines. The battle on Leyte and in the Leyte Gulf was one of the defining encounters of the war. Many of the US soldiers and sailors never left Leyte. Freedom is never free. (Photo from the personal scrapbooks of Lt. Colonel O. Howard Davidsmeyer, Sr.)

When the small task force in charge of protecting Gen. MacArthur's rearguard found itself surprised by the Japanese Center Force in Leyte Gulf on Oct. 23

When the small task force in charge of protecting Gen. MacArthur's rearguard found itself surprised by the Japanese Center Force in Leyte Gulf on Oct. 23

"Negro messmen aboard a United States Navy cruiser who volunteered for additional duty as gunners. They have been doing proficient work under battle conditions on a task force in the Pacific under the instruction of the officers at the right." July 10, 1942.

"Negro messmen aboard a United States Navy cruiser who volunteered for additional duty as gunners. They have been doing proficient work under battle conditions on a task force in the Pacific under the instruction of the officers at the right." July 10, 1942.

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