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    Leyte Gulf  Philippines
Location
Leyte Gulf is a body of water in the eastern Visayas Islands in the Philippines. To the north is Samar. To the east is Leyte. To the south is Surigao Strait and Dinagat Island. To the east is Homonhon Island.

Wartime History
On October 20, 1944 a U. S. Navy (USN) 7th Fleet crossed from Leyte Gulf with a portion of the force turning southward into Surigao Strait while the rest of the force with X Corps and XXIV Corps landed on eastern Leyte.

Battle of Leyte Gulf
The Battle of Leyte Gulf occurred during October 23-26, 1944 three related actions that comprised the Battle for Leyte Gulf including the Battle of Surigao Strait, Battle Off Samar and Battle off Cape Engano.

Michishio
Sunk October 25, 1944 by gunfire and torpedoes from USS McDermutt and USS Hutchins

B-25D "Shifless Skonk" 41-30765
Pilot Burnham MIA September 6, 1945 over Leyte Gulf

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October 23, 2019

 

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