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Japanese Fleet at Anchor in Brunei Prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944

Japanese Fleet at Anchor in Brunei Prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944

Taken on 1944-10-01

"It was eventually decided that MacArthur's forces would invade the island of Leyte in the central Philippines. Amphibious forces and close naval support would be provided by the 7th Fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid. The 7th Fleet at this time contained units of the US Navy, the Royal Australian Navy, including the County-class heavy cruisers HMAS Shropshire and Australia, and the destroyer Arunta, and possibly a few warships from New Zealand and/or the Netherlands." Exact date unknown.

Source: U.S. Naval Historical Center/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

Japanese Battleship Musashi Leaving Brunei En Route to Battle of Leyte Gulf, 1944

Japanese Battleship Musashi Leaving Brunei En Route to Battle of Leyte Gulf, 1944

Taken on 1944-10-01

"As it sortied from its base in Brunei, Kurita's powerful "Center Force" consisted of five battleships (Yamato, Musashi, Nagato, Kongō, and Haruna), ten heavy cruisers (Atago, Maya, Takao, Chōkai, Myōkō, Haguro, Kumano, Suzuya, Tone and Chikuma), two light cruisers (Noshiro and Yahagi) and 15 destroyers." Date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08