escort forces

escort forces

Combat forces of various types provided to protect other forces against enemy attack.
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Zhai Dequan, deputy secretary-general of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association, has asserted, "China shoulders responsibility for foreign vessels based on growing national strength and a friendly policy"; many other states do not send escort forces, because of limited interest and the enormous costs.
The key years were 1943-45, the period covered in this selection from the diaries, when he was promoted to commander and sent to Canada to command the anti-submarine support group W10, which was operating as part of the local escort forces out of Halifax.
Takeo Kurita's powerful flotilla; he succeeded in drawing Halsey north, but the effort cost Ozawa all four carriers and a destroyer in air-sea actions off Cape Engano (October 25); after his return to Japan, he was made vice chief of the Naval General Staff and concurrently served as president, Naval Staff College (November); commander of both the Combined Fleet and the Escort Forces (May 1945); he retired after Japan's surrender (August); died in 1966.