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    The Battle of Leyte Gulf took place in the Philippines and pitted Japanese and the United States naval forces against one another for command and control of the western Pacific region during World War II. The Philippines, to the United States, was another stepping stone closer to striking at Japan’s home island and also a vital staging point to wage war against Japan’s merchant supply line of valuable resources such as oil and fuel. Japan was required to defend the Philippines in the interest of securing its merchant supply routes that fueled its naval armada and to stop the further advance of the United States in its efforts to collapse the Japanese imperial reach. The Battle for Leyte Gulf began operationally on October 17th and would conclude on October 26th with a victory in the favor of the United States. The Battle of Leyte Gulf is known for its massive naval engagements and the largest amphibious assault operation in the Pacific Theater and only second in size to the Normandy invasion, which would all occur between October 24th and October 26th. The purpose of this battle analysis is to not focus on the impressive and vital naval engagements to the overall operation,…

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    Kamikaze Downfall

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    Germany they were trying to save Berlin from being liberated. They were desperate enough to try Kamikaze in April of 1945. However, they used their Kamikaze to crash into American bomber planes and crucial bridges that the Allies were on and needed to cross to reach Berlin. Nonetheless this was all in vain because the Allies defeated their Kamikaze attacks and liberated Berlin from Nazi reign. The last piece of the downfall of Kamikaze was when in August of 1945 President Truman ordered to bombs…

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    Admiral Mitscher

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    Admiral Mitscher and the Battle of the Philippine Sea As World War II, came to a close in Europe, the war in the Pacific for the United States against Japan continued to escalate with the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Also known as the Battle of the Marianas, Admiral Marc Mitscher led an entire armada with four air craft carriers. After his rise through the ranks as a naval officer, his accumulation of war and aviation experience gave him the ability to influence United States air power and…

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    USS GULT Case Study Essay

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    USS LEYTE GULF and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CASE STUDY In the early hours of October 14, 1996, two ships in a particular naval battle group off the coast of North Carolina were preparing for a soon to come six month deployment. These two ships being focused on during this leadership action plan were the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and the USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55). The attention of these two ships is brought to light because of the sequence of events that occurred throughout the morning. While…

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    The Battle Of Midway

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    Harbor The Battle of Coral Sea The Battle of Midway The Battle of Guadalcanal The Battle of Leyte Gulf The Battle of Iwo Jima And, The Battle of Okinawa Matt: First up, the attack on Pearl Harbor.…

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    both bombings the US urged the Japanese to surrender in order to avoid such destruction, but it took two bombings before the Japanese surrendered. The purpose of the atomic bomb was to force Japan’s surrender in order to save lives, avoid requesting the aid of the Soviet Union to win the war, and to shorten what could be an unnecessarily longer war. Therefore, the statement that Harry S. Truman’s decision to drop an atomic weapon on Hiroshima, Japan was a diplomatic action calculated to…

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    World War II consisted of constant battles & campaigns that were nearly impossible to keep track of. To top it off, the war also had many causes for why it started to begin with. The war was between the Allied & Axis Powers. While this whole thing happened the Holocaust was also happening. The Powers had conflicting ideas & due to that it caused war. First, the causes of the war consisted of many things but some are more important than others. One such cause was the Treaty of Versailles in…

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    Harm's Way Analysis

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    Francisco Bay - undergoing repair work from her last scuff with the well-disciplined and ruthless Japanese Empire. Caught off guard and seeming almost corralled into the mission, Captain James Butler McVay, a competent and respected man, was ordered to sail components of the world's first operational atomic bomb (Little Boy) across the Pacific. Their destination was the island of Tinian, a massive military stepping stone for allied forces. Once delivered, the Indianapolis reported directly to…

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    Pacific Turning Point

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    WWII’s Pacific front is most known for the war between United States and Japan. japan wanted full control of the Pacific but the only thing to stand in their way was United States and the naval base at Pearl Harbor. These lead to Japan surprisingly attacking Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1961. It made United States attack back like no other, after the attack United States wanted blood and did not care about civilians lives they just wanted to destroy the Japanese empire. After the attack on Pearl…

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    curb the Japanese aggression. World War II consisted of battles mainly against Germany in Europe and Japan in the Pacific, and the Allies heavily relied on the United States to control the Pacific. American involvement in the Pacific eventually disabled Japanese aggression, as President Harry Truman called for the destruction of major Japanese cities via the atomic bomb. Despite an early advantage in the war, Japan was forced to surrender to the Americans, and as a result, the Allies proved…

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