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

"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.

Taken on 1944-10-01
Source U.S. Naval Historical Center/Wikipedia
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