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Japanese Center Force departing Brunei Bay, Borneo for Philippine Islands, 22 Oct 1944

Caption   Japanese Center Force departing Brunei Bay, Borneo for Philippine Islands, 22 Oct 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 63435
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Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Yamato   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Musashi   Main article  Photos  
Nagato   Main article  Photos  
Kumano   Main article  Photos  
Takao   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Atago   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Chokai   Main article  Photos  
Haguro   Main article  Photos  
Myoko   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 22 Oct 1944
Photos at Same Place Brunei Bay, South China Sea, Pacific Ocean
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Sep 2006

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
27 Mar 2011 10:34:32 AM

Stil don't understand why the Midway battle was fought.Why didn't the Japanese fleet,then the most powerful in the world,went southward to protect landings on islands there to isolate Australia and New Zealand.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
28 May 2016 05:48:08 PM


From far left to right the ships are Myoko, Haguro, Atago, Takao, Chokai, Maya, Yamato, Musashi and the Nagato...

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WW2-Era Place Name Brunei Bay, South China Sea, Pacific Ocean
Lat/Long 5.0833, 115.3000
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