Battle of Leyte Gulf, 1944. 80-G-281763

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, comprised of four separate engagements and the largest of the war, results in devastating defeat of the Japanese navy. Four Japanese carriers are sunk as the US solidifies its ability to retake the Philippines. For the first time “kamikazes” – pilots on suicide missions – are send into battle in a desperate attempt to halt the US advance toward Japan.