Battle of Leyte

Isabella and Audrey

Parties Involved:

USA and Australian forces v.s. Imperial Japanese Navy.
  • 200,000 United States troops
  • 85,000 Japanese troops
  • 3,000 Australian troops

Technology
  • 300 United States ships in total and 1,500 planes
  • 67 Japanese ships in total and 300 planes
  • Use of cameras and telegrams

Date / location / casualties

Date: October 23 - 26, 1944

Location: Leyte Island in the Philippines


United States: 3,000

Japan: 12,000

Significance

Crippled Japanese fleet and allowed United States to invade Philippines and reinforce allies on Pacific Ocean.


Largest navy battle of WWII.