Event Summary

Battle of Leyte Gulf

Date

October 23, 1944

Description

The last and greatest naval engagement of the war, in which Japanese decisively defeated and secured waters off Philippines to American control. Effectively destroyed what remained of the japanese fleet.

Timeline 1

United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

Timeline 2

Maps and Navigational Charts: A Selective Timeline to 1860

Record ID

1157