The Battle for Leyte Gulf

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ILLUSTRATIONS
All Illustrations in This Book Are Photographs of the United States Navy
Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher. Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid.

Leyte beaches under naval bombardment before landing. Assault landing craft, LST's, and transports in Leyte Gulf.

Between pp. 20 and 21

Opening phase of Battle of Sibuyan Sea: Japanese ships of Kurita's central force maneuvering under attack by Third Fleet planes in Tablas Strait.

Yamato-class battleship under attack in Sibuyan Sea. Fuso- class battleship attacked in Sulu Sea.

Between pp. 36 and 37

Birmingham fighting fires on Princeton. Blasted flight deck of Princeton, taken from Birmingham, showing mast of Morrison pinned to opposite side of the carrier.

Princeton exploding, Birmingham alongside. Another explosion blasts loose Princeton's after elevator. Survivors of Princeton take a line.

Between pp. 68 and 69

Two of the old battleships of Seventh Fleet battle line. Gun flashes in night battle of Surigao Strait.

Friendly Filipinos surround PT boat in Surigao Strait. PT picking up Japanese after Battle of Surigao Strait.

Between pp. 84 and 85

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • Charts x
  • Illustrations xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter I- Sortie of the Imperial Fleet 7
  • Chapter II- The Battle of the Sibuyan Sea 43
  • Chapter III- The Battle of Surigao Strait 89
  • Chapter IV- The Battle off Cape Engaño 129
  • Chapter V- The Battle off Samar 163
  • Chapter VI- The End of the Naval War 217
  • Appendix Symbols and Abbreviations 236
  • Index 237
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