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By JOHN J. GOBBELL

A-Day, 20 October 1944, is the code-name for while basic Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise of "I Shall go back" to the Filipinos. With over four hundred amphibious ships, he lands 165,000 troops in Leyte Gulf to start throwing the japanese military out of the Philippines. retaining MacArthur is Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.'s 3rd Fleet targeted round 16 assault companies. additionally, the scrappy Halsey seems to be for the 1st chance to convey the killing blow to the Imperial jap Navy.
yet Admiral Soemu Toyoda, CinC of the Imperial eastern Navy's mixed fleet, and Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita have a common suggestion of what MacArthur and Halsey intend. They shape an excellent plan to divert Halsey's plane vendors to allow them to ship in a conflict strength to wipe out MacArthur's troop and provide ships.
either side dedicate greater than 800 ships with the conflict for Leyte Gulf changing into the biggest naval conflict in history.
stuck within the heart is Commander Mike Donovan, skipper of the destroyer USS Matthew. On patrol off Leyte Gulf, Donovan does not observe Halsey's companies were drawn out of ways by means of Toyoda's decoy strength. Now it really is simply Donovan and 7 different "tin cans" status among Kurita's strength of 4 battleships, 9 cruisers, and twelve destroyers poised to gun down MacArthur's ships frantically unloading inside of Leyte Gulf.
Worse, Donovan isn't really acutely aware he is lower than assault on one other entrance. Ammunition ships are blowing up all around the Pacific at an alarming expense. the belief is clear: Ships within the Leyte Gulf conflict strength are subsequent. Lieutenant Commander John Sabovik of Naval intelligence is able to capture the saboteur and retailer Donovan between others. yet there is a seize: as soon as most sensible acquaintances. Sabovik has vowed to kill Donovan. it is not simply because either are in love with Katherine Logan, a clinical intern in California. It is going again years whilst either served on a jinxed cruiser off Guadalcanal.

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