The Battle of Leyte Gulf – Part 3

Admiral Halsey’s pilot reported that four of Kurita’s battleships had been severely damaged, that nine cruisers and destroyers had been sunk or heavily damaged, and that the remains of the armada were retreating westward. Halsey assumed that the Center Force was no longer a threat. On the contrary, air attacks by Halsey’s carriers, though damaging … More The Battle of Leyte Gulf – Part 3

October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte

Alligators Charge toward the Foe on Leyte. Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Seventy-five years ago today, MacArthur fulfilled his pledge and returned to the Philippines. Even with reports of weak resistance and the expedited time schedule, the Leyte invasion promised to be the largest and most complicated … More October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte

American Nurses Joined the Military in the Philippines

  Regarding women’s role during the war, most people talk about Rosie the Riveter. People forgot that there were other women involved in WWII. While our men were fighting on the front line, the Battling Belles of Bataan were right there helping the men in combat taking care of the sick, the wounded and the … More American Nurses Joined the Military in the Philippines