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Battle of Leyte Gulf
Battle of Leyte Gulf
General information
Date October 1945
Theatre Pacific
Belligerents Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Japan vs USA Flag of the United States.svg
Game Type Conquest
Style Naval battle
Battle of Leyte Gulf minimap
Gameplay
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Leyte

The Battle of Leyte Gulf was fought in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar, from October 23rd - 26th, 1944, between combined US and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. United States troops invaded the island of Leyte as part of a strategy aimed at isolating Japan from the countries it had occupied in South East Asia. The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) mobilized nearly all of its remaining major naval vessels in an attempt to defeat the Allied invasion, but was repulsed by the US Navy. The Battle consisted of four separate engagements: the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, the Battle of Surigao Strait, the Battle of Cape Engaño, and the Battle off Samar, as well as other actions. At the first battle Japanese aircraft carried out organized kamikaze attacks, requiring the suicide of the attacker in order to carry out the mission.

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