After Leyte Gulf
, Halsey led the Third Fleet on a rampage to Formosa and the home islands of Japan and dealt a devastating blow to the remaining Japanese armed forces and war machine.
Haiyan then continued westward across the Leyte Gulf
to its main landfall south of Tolosa, Leyte Island, at 2300 UTC 7 November (0700 PHT 8 November), as captured by another PAGASA Doppler radar station in Cebu.
SH2 (SW) Dana Thomas, USN, (Gold Star in lieu of Second Award), Ship's Store Records Keeper, Retail and Laundry Supervisor, USS Leyte Gulf
(CG 55), Norfolk, Virginia, May 2010 to February 2015.
The marker, commemorating the sacrifices of Australian sailors during the 70th annual commemoration of the Battle of Leyte Gulf
, will be uncovered in a ceremony at the Macarthur Park in Palo, Leyte, Australian diplomatic officials said.
I was there in Leyte Gulf
on October 20, 1944 when he waded ashore and broadcast, "People of the Philippines, I have returned," ignoring the fact that there were hundreds of ships and thousands of sailors offshore that made his "return" possible.
His accounts of battles include the Battle of the Coral Sea (1942), and the Battle of Leyte Gulf
During October, November, and December he got 11 kills, including three in the Battle for Leyte Gulf
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The sprawling battle of Leyte Gulf
was fought from 23 to 26 October 1944, and nearly seventy years later it still has the power both to fire the imagination and to provide enduring military lessons.
25, 1944, sinking of the USS Gambier Bay during the Battle of Leyte Gulf
The Battle of Leyte Gulf
(1944), was arguably the largest naval battle in the history; it was also the last battle in which battleships played a significant role.