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24 Oct 1944

Philippines
  • As Kurita‚Äôs Center Force transited the Tablas Strait in the Philippines they came under attack from aircraft from carriers USS Essex and USS Lexington (Essex-class). Kumano received a bomb hot (a dud) to the roof of number 4 turret causing no damage. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Kumano | Tablas Strait | DS]
  • While withdrawing, damaged cruiser Kumano is again attacked in Tablas Strait, this time by aircraft from USS Hancock. Kumano was hit by two 1,000lb bomb hits and a near miss caused flooding that disabled several boilers. The cruiser went dead in the water. After emergency repairs, Kumano makes 10 knots, then is towed by cruiser Ashigara, and enters Coron Bay. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Kumano | Tablas Strait | DS]

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