battle of the Philippine Sea


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Noun1.battle of the Philippine Sea - a naval battle in World War II (1944)battle of the Philippine Sea - a naval battle in World War II (1944); a decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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Filipinos will not be cowed, and will continue to resist bullying, opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan said Wednesday as he marked the 75th year of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
She had just come through the second Battle of the Philippine Sea, better known as the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Slew McCain served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, seeing action in Guadalcanal and directing the US campaign during the Battle of the Philippine Sea and the Battle of Okinawa, causing tremendous destruction against Japanese forces.
Friedman's narrative on the Battle of the Philippine Sea, which culminated in the well-known "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot," is an excellent, concise telling of that story.
Soon Japanese planes and pilots were plummeting into the water, and the greatest carrier battle of all time, officially known as the Battle of the Philippine Sea, earned itself a nickname: the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.
Utilizing many archival photographs, the author covers the allied landing at normand, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, the first victory by a jet aircraft, the beginning of the use of the V-I Flying Bomb and the V-2 rocket, and many other related subjects.
Significant in terms of the scope of time covered but sketchy in personal details, the text examines Admiral Feightner's service in the Pacific theater from the battle of the Philippine Sea through the battle of the Solomons and the end of the war; however, much of it is reserved for the actions of individuals other than Feightner.
On June 20, 1944, during World War II, Japanese naval forces retreated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea after suffering heavy losses to the victorious American fleet.
19-20 June 1944: In the largest carrier battle in history, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, more than 600 Japanese aircraft are destroyed and three carriers sunk for a loss of 123 U.S.
Less than a century later, the battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944 was a triumph of integrated air defense due to the slowness of Japanese bombers and to the American use of radar to direct fighters, as well as of VT (proximity, or "variable time") fuses on antiaircraft shells.
During the two-day Battle of the Philippine Sea, Webb found himself flying lone cover for a downed pilot in a life raft.
Meanwhile, Japan's defeat in the Battle of the Philippine Sea resulted in Tojo's ouster as Japan's political and military leader.

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