October 26 1944 CE – The Battle of Leyte Gulf Ends

October 26 1944 CE – The Battle of Leyte Gulf EndsRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Spanning some 200 miles around the Philippine Islands, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) retreated from the United States’ 3rd and 7th Fleets to end what is widely considered the largest naval action in history on October 26, 1944. Famous for a variety of reasons, the Battle of Leyte Gulf marked the end of the IJN’s ability to move as a large-scale battle group. For the better part of two years, the combined Allied force in the Pacific Theater methodically rolled back the Japanese advance. Under threat since August 1942 and suffering as the […]