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Crewmen of the USS Elmore hoisting LCVPs as part of disembarking United States Army troops of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion for the beaches at Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.First wave of American troops storming ashore from amphibious landing craft, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3
Crewmen of the USS Elmore hoisting LCVPs as part of disembarking United States Army troops of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion for the beaches at Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.First wave of American troops storming ashore from amphibious landing craft, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3
LSTs disembarking troops during the Leyte landings at White Beach, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.MacArthur wading ashore at Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 Oct 1944
LSTs disembarking troops during the Leyte landings at White Beach, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.MacArthur wading ashore at Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 Oct 1944
United States Army General Douglas MacArthur and his staff leaving USS Nashville aboard an LCM to inspect the landing beaches on Leyte in the Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.United States Army troops of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion disembarking the USS Elmore bound for the landing beaches at Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.
United States Army General Douglas MacArthur and his staff leaving USS Nashville aboard an LCM to inspect the landing beaches on Leyte in the Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.United States Army troops of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion disembarking the USS Elmore bound for the landing beaches at Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.
Cruiser USS Honolulu beached in Leyte Gulf off Dulag City, Leyte, Philippines, 21 Oct 1944 making temporary repairs after being torpedoed the previous day.Cruiser USS Nashville, General Douglas MacArthur’s flagship during the Leyte Gulf operations, at anchor off Leyte, Philippine Islands, about 21 Oct 1944. Note destroyer USS Bush at right.
Cruiser USS Honolulu beached in Leyte Gulf off Dulag City, Leyte, Philippines, 21 Oct 1944 making temporary repairs after being torpedoed the previous day.Cruiser USS Nashville, General Douglas MacArthur’s flagship during the Leyte Gulf operations, at anchor off Leyte, Philippine Islands, about 21 Oct 1944. Note destroyer USS Bush at right.
Profile of MacArthur shortly after fulfilling his promise to return, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, 23 Oct 1944. Note Sergio Osmeña behind MacArthur.A water plume from a torpedo striking against the bow of super-battleship Musashi rises high in the air during the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 Oct 1944
Profile of MacArthur shortly after fulfilling his promise to return, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, 23 Oct 1944. Note Sergio Osmeña behind MacArthur.A water plume from a torpedo striking against the bow of super-battleship Musashi rises high in the air during the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 Oct 1944
General Douglas MacArthur traveling by PT-Boat across Leyte Gulf off Tacloban, Philippines aboard PT-525, an Elco 80-foot PT-Boat of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 36 (MTBRon-36), 24 Oct 1944.Musashi and a destroyer under attack, Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2
General Douglas MacArthur traveling by PT-Boat across Leyte Gulf off Tacloban, Philippines aboard PT-525, an Elco 80-foot PT-Boat of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 36 (MTBRon-36), 24 Oct 1944.Musashi and a destroyer under attack, Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2
PT-131 between PT-152 and PT-130, all Eclo 80-foot Motor Torpedo Boats of MTBRon-7, alongside tender USS Wachapreague in Liloan Bay, Philippines preparing to patrol the Surigao Strait, 24 Oct 1944.Strike photo taken from planes flying from USS Wasp (Essex-class) showing bombs strikes and near misses on the Japanese battleship Musashi in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippine Islands, 24 Oct 1944
PT-131 between PT-152 and PT-130, all Eclo 80-foot Motor Torpedo Boats of MTBRon-7, alongside tender USS Wachapreague in Liloan Bay, Philippines preparing to patrol the Surigao Strait, 24 Oct 1944.Strike photo taken from planes flying from USS Wasp (Essex-class) showing bombs strikes and near misses on the Japanese battleship Musashi in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippine Islands, 24 Oct 1944
A PT motor torpedo boat alongside USS Nashville off Tacaloban, Leyte, 25 Oct 1944 to take General MacArthur and his staff ashore to establish Army headquarters on Leyte. Nashville then departed for the Surigao Strait.PT-321, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), picking up Japanese survivors in Surigao Strait, Philippines, 25 Oct 1944
A PT motor torpedo boat alongside USS Nashville off Tacaloban, Leyte, 25 Oct 1944 to take General MacArthur and his staff ashore to establish Army headquarters on Leyte. Nashville then departed for the Surigao Strait.PT-321, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), picking up Japanese survivors in Surigao Strait, Philippines, 25 Oct 1944
Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar.Carrier Ticonderoga at sea off the Philippine Islands, 5 Nov 1944; note camouflag pattern Measure 33 Design 10a
Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar.Carrier Ticonderoga at sea off the Philippine Islands, 5 Nov 1944; note camouflag pattern Measure 33 Design 10a
F6F Hellcat aircraft preparing for takeoff from Ticonderoga for strikes in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 5 or 6 Nov 1944; note two leading planes were F6F-5N nightfighters with wing-mounted radarNachi broken up and sinking, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 5 Nov 1944
F6F Hellcat aircraft preparing for takeoff from Ticonderoga for strikes in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 5 or 6 Nov 1944; note two leading planes were F6F-5N nightfighters with wing-mounted radarNachi broken up and sinking, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 5 Nov 1944

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