The Battle of Leyte Gulf occurred between 23-26 October 1944. It was the largest naval battle of the Second World War and it involved combined American and Australian naval and air forces against Japanese forces. It resulted in the crippling of the Japanese Imperial Navy and eventually the Allied control of the Philippine Islands.

This Vintage Map Shows the 'Greatest Battle in the History of Naval Warfare'

The Battle of Leyte Gulf occurred between October It was the largest naval battle of the Second World War and it involved combined American and Australian naval and air forces against Japanese forces. It resulted in the crippling of the Japane

National Archives (EEUU) | Sel·lecció de 202 fotos dels Arxius Nacionals d'EEUU

National Archives (EEUU) | Sel·lecció de 202 fotos dels Arxius Nacionals d'EEUU

American soldiers take cover from fire of a Japanese machine gun in the Philippines during World War II (November 1944). The troops are part of the first wave to land on Leyte Island in the Philippine invasion.

American soldiers take cover from fire of a Japanese machine gun in the Philippines during World War II (November 1944). The troops are part of the first wave to land on Leyte Island in the Philippine invasion.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II.

Joe Harris Navy Served from 1943 until 1945 on LSM 258. Involved in landings on Leyte, Luzon, Southern Philipines, and Borneo.  At age 29 he went to war with a 1 and 2 year old at home. Served his country. He will be eternally missed.

Joe Harris Navy Served from 1943 until 1945 on LSM 258. Involved in landings on Leyte, Luzon, Southern Philipines, and Borneo. At age 29 he went to war with a 1 and 2 year old at home. Served his country. He will be eternally missed.

Rod Serling (1924-75) PVT USA Airborne ’43-46 WW II. Enlisted and served in Pacific Theater as demolitions specialist with 11th Airborne Division. In Philippine Islands campaigns: Battle Leyte, Leyte Gulf, & Tagaytay Ridge. Earned Bronze Star & Purple Heart. Deeply affected by the war he suffered with post traumatic stress nightmares and flashbacks the rest of his life. Best known for TV series “Twilight Zone” ’59-64 & “Night Gallery” ’65-66.

Rod Serling Best known for writing TV series “Twilight Zone”

USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) Ticonderoga-Class guided-missile cruiser named in memory of WWII Battle of Leyte Gulf.

USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) Ticonderoga-Class guided-missile cruiser named in memory of WWII Battle of Leyte Gulf.

American soldiers take cover from fire of a Japanese machine gun in the Philippines during World War II (November 1944). The troops are part of the first wave to land on Leyte Island in the Philippine invasion.

American soldiers take cover from fire of a Japanese machine gun in the Philippines during World War II (November 1944). The troops are part of the first wave to land on Leyte Island in the Philippine invasion.

Ex-Southern Leyte mayor charged with graft for failing to reinstate aide

Ex-Southern Leyte mayor charged with graft for failing to reinstate aide

Frank Sutton (1923-1974) USA WW II. Distinguished himself by participating in 14 assault landings in the Pacific Theater including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan, and Corregidor. Is said to have earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Best remembered for his role as Marine Gunnery Sgt. & Drill Instructor Vince Carter in the TV series “Gomer Pyle, USMC”. Ironically, Sutton tried to join the Marine Corps but couldn’t pass the physical, though he later earned a Black Belt in judo.

Distinguished himself by participating in 14 assault landings in the Pacific Theater including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan, and Corregidor.Honors: Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Southern Leyte Philippines School Logo Metal Lunch Box - home gifts cool custom diy cyo

Southern Leyte Philippines School Logo Metal Lunch Box - home gifts cool custom diy cyo

nice - Southern Leyte Tourist Destinations

nice - Southern Leyte Tourist Destinations

The Battle Off Samar - Taffy III at Leyte Gulf

The Battle Off Samar - Taffy III at Leyte Gulf

Christmas season in the Philippines - Kalanggaman Island Leyte [OC] [2160x1260] http://ift.tt/2zAjtRf

Christmas season in the Philippines - Kalanggaman Island Leyte [OC] [2160x1260] http://ift.tt/2zAjtRf

Gen. MacArthur in a publicity still on his Leyte landing to liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation Oct 1944

Gen. MacArthur in a publicity still on his Leyte landing to liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation Oct 1944

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