Leyte Gulf


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Leyte Gulf

An inlet of the western Pacific Ocean in the Philippines south of Samar and east of Leyte. An invasion force led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur decisively defeated the Japanese here on October 25-26, 1944.
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Leyte Gulf

n
(Placename) an inlet of the Pacific in the E Philippines, east of Leyte and south of Samar: scene of a battle (Oct 23–26, 1944) during World War II, in which the Americans defeated almost the entire Japanese navy, thereby ensuring ultimate Allied victory
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Carolina announced during the 74th Leyte Gulf Landings held October 20 at MacArthur Shrine here.
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Most BOOKS on World War II in the Philippines concentrate on the fighting on Bataan and Corregidor, the Bataan Death March, and the glorious return of General Douglas MacArthur's forces to Leyte on October 20, 1944, after the spectacular defeat of the Japanese navy in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Unfortunately, there is one phase of the war in these islands that normally receives very little attention: the Japanese occupation.
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