Battle of Leyte Gulf (22 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 10.4.3: Philippine Writing and Culture.


The largest naval battle in history: 166 U.S. ships and 1280 planes destroy five Japanese aircraft carriers, four battleships, 14 cruisers, and 43 other ships.

Editors. "Battle of Leyte Gulf". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[, accessed 28 October 2016.]