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By JOHN J. GOBBELL

A-Day, 20 October 1944, is the code-name for whilst 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. keeping MacArthur is Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.'s 3rd Fleet focused round 16 assault providers. additionally, the scrappy Halsey appears to be like for the 1st chance to convey the killing blow to the Imperial eastern Navy.
yet Admiral Soemu Toyoda, CinC of the Imperial jap Navy's mixed fleet, and Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita have a normal concept of what MacArthur and Halsey intend. They shape an excellent plan to divert Halsey's airplane vendors to allow them to ship in a conflict strength to wipe out MacArthur's troop and provide ships.
either side devote greater than 800 ships with the conflict for Leyte Gulf changing into the most important 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 notice Halsey's companies were drawn out of how by way of Toyoda's decoy strength. Now it 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 within Leyte Gulf.
Worse, Donovan is not conscious he is lower than assault on one other entrance. Ammunition ships are blowing up everywhere in the Pacific at an alarming expense. the belief is apparent: Ships within the Leyte Gulf conflict strength are subsequent. Lieutenant Commander John Sabovik of Naval intelligence is able to trap the saboteur and shop Donovan between others. yet there is a capture: as soon as most sensible associates. 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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