battle of leyte gulf..

october 23-26, 1944

the battle..

the battle of leyte gulf was the 2nd battle of the philippine sea, one of the first battles w/ organized kamikaze attacks & it was one of the largest naval battles in wwll.. the us & austrian forces were against the japanese command fleet at the islands of leyte & samar while trying to liberate the philipines.. at the time of action the japanese lacked planes & ships, this was the difference in power of the 2 sides.. the battle ended when Soemu Toyoda (commander of the japanese command fleet) retreated.. 10,000+ japanese were killed, the aftermath for the allies was alot less w/ only about 1,500 killed..