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By JOHN J. GOBBELL

A-Day, 20 October 1944, is the code-name for while common 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 appears for the 1st chance to bring 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 normal concept of what MacArthur and Halsey intend. They shape a super 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 become aware of Halsey's vendors were drawn out of ways via 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 within Leyte Gulf.
Worse, Donovan is not acutely aware he is below assault on one other entrance. Ammunition ships are blowing up all around the Pacific at an alarming expense. the realization is apparent: Ships within the Leyte Gulf conflict strength are subsequent. Lieutenant Commander John Sabovik of Naval intelligence is able to capture the saboteur and store Donovan between others. yet there is a trap: as soon as most sensible buddies. Sabovik has vowed to kill Donovan. it is not simply because either are in love with Katherine Logan, a scientific intern in California. It is going again years whilst either served on a jinxed cruiser off Guadalcanal.

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