Battle of Leyte Gulf

TIeranny Keahna

Important Facts:

  • Date of Battle: 23th- 26th of October 1944
  • Nations that Fought: United States, Australia, and Empire of Japan
  • Location: Leyte Gulf, Philippines
  • Winner of Battle: Allied Victory
  • Deaths: Allied: 3,000 Japan: 10,500
  • Also known as: The Second Battle of the Philippine Sea

Significant:

  • Japan was cut off from its occupied territories in Southeast Asia
  • Largest Naval Battle of World War ll
  • Permitted United States invasion of the Philippines
  • Crippled the Japanese Combined Fleet
  • Allies gained control of the Pacific Ocean