7 edition of The Battle of Leyte Gulf found in the catalog.
|Statement||by Adrian Stewart.|
|LC Classifications||D774.P5 S75 1979|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||223 p.,  leaves of plates|
|Number of Pages||223|
|LC Control Number||80458966|
Admiral Ernest J. This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of the fighting from both sides. The U. Third Fleet of Admiral William F. May need free signup required to download or reading online book.
Citation Information. In Augusthe was transferred to the Trinidad sector where anti-submarine warfare was his primary duty. Formosa vs Philippines as invasion target[ edit ] The next logical step was to cut Japan's supply lines to Southeast Asia, depriving them of fuel and other necessities of war, but there were two different plans for doing so. This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of the fighting from both sides. I thought that quite possibly he planned to slip some of his light forces into the Gulf by passing them to the eastward of Hibuson Island after the battle line was engaged. This belongs in any library about the Pacific War.
Kinkaid's light escort carrier group, lacking battleships for naval action and set up to attack ground troops and submarines, not capital ships, positioned itself south of the strait to support the invasion force. This careful interrogation of the accounts of 'the last fleet action' is a significant contribution to military history. Nishimura then proceeded northeastward with Mindanao Island to starboard and into the south entrance to the Surigao Strait, intending to exit the north entrance of the Strait into Leyte Gulf where he would add his firepower to that of Kurita's force. Magruder and Julian Lane Latimer from to
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Navy Retired Epitaph show more Review quote This is a book for specialists Seventh Fleet destroyed one of the Japanese forces and forced a second one to withdraw. However, by the time that the battleship action was joined, the Japanese line was very ragged and consisted of only one battleship Yamashiroone heavy cruiser, and one destroyer, so that the "crossing of the T" was notional and had little effect on the outcome of the battle.
Such an exciting and revealing account of the battle is unlikely to be equaled by future writers. Navy was able to " cross the T " of its opponent. Oldendorf, USN Ret.
This battle involved a series of related actions subsequently grouped together under the name of just one of these engagements, but in fact none of the actions were fought inside Leyte Gulf The two submarines quickly moved off in pursuit of the ships, while Darter made the first of three contact reports.
Cutler is a retired lieutenant commander and former gunners mate second class who served in patrol craft, cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers.
Syracuse in the Pacific? AtDace made four torpedo hits on the heavy cruiser Maya sister to Atago and Takao. Holloway III, U.
The Americans forced the Japanese to abandon their forward base at Truk. Efforts to scuttle Darter failed over the course of the next week, including torpedoes from Dace and Rock that hit the reef and not Darter and deck-gun shelling from Dace and later, Nautilus.
He was rescued by the Japanese destroyer Kishinamiand then later transferred to the battleship Yamato. All efforts to save Princeton failed, and after the remaining crew members were evacuated, she was finally scuttled —torpedoed by the light cruiser Reno —at Sibuyan Sea by Karl Zingheim Chapter 8.
These explore the fierce controversies among the top commanders, but do not neglect the lesser participants.
No torpedo hits were scored, but the PT boats did send contact reports which were of use to Oldendorf and his force. Delamer Chapter 9. It is a story replete with awe-inspiring heroism, failed intelligence, flawed strategy, brilliant deception, great controversies, and a cast of characters with names like Halsey, Nimitz, Ozawa, and MacArthur.
The award-winning author saw combat service aboard many types of ships during his naval career, and as a historian and professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College, he has studied the battle for many years.May 02, · New York Times Best Seller!
“So soundly documented that it is hard to see how anyone, ever, will be able to improve on it.”—New York Times Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas/5.
Read "The Battle of Leyte Gulf" by Thomas J. Cutler available from Rakuten Kobo. The last great naval battle of World War II, Leyte Gulf also is remembered as the biggest naval battle ever fought anywh 4/5.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the greatest naval engagement in history. The battle was four separate actions, none of which were fought in the Gulf itself, and the result was the destruction of Japanese naval power in the Pacific.
This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of the fighting from both sides. Dec 12, · The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle Kindle Edition The Battle for Leyte Gulf is an excellent descriptive account of the actions of both the Japanese and the US Navy in late October It begins by setting the stage—information about the two fleets, their leadership and their strategies/5().
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was fought October, during World War II () and is considered the conflict's largest naval engagement. Returning to the Philippines, Allied forces began landing on Leyte on October Mar 11, · The ensuing Battle of Leyte Gulf would consist of a series of coordinated actions over the course of several days in late October, and though some confusion would cause problems for the Americans, the end result was the permanent crippling of the Japanese navy and the taking of Leyte Island, a crucial step in liberating the Philippines as a.