7 Nov 1944

Philippines
25 Nov 1944

Philippines
  • The already badly damaged cruiser Kumano was again attacked by United States carrier aircraft in Santa Cruz Harbor, Luzon, Philippines. A well-coordinated bombing and torpedo attack by planes from USS Ticonderoga sent four 1,000lb bombs through Kumano’s deck and six well-spaced torpedoes into her port side. Within six minutes of the attack, the cruiser rolled over and sank. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Kumano | Ticonderoga | Santa Cruz, Luzon | DS]

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