Crewmen of the USS Elmore hoisting LCVPs as part of disembarking United States Army troops of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion for the beaches at Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.First wave of American troops storming ashore from amphibious landing craft, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3MacArthur wading ashore at Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 Oct 1944United States Army troops of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion disembarking the USS Elmore bound for the landing beaches at Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.
Crewmen of the USS Elmore hoisting LCVPs as part of disembarking United States Army troops of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion for the beaches at Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.First wave of American troops storming ashore from amphibious landing craft, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3MacArthur wading ashore at Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 Oct 1944United States Army troops of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion disembarking the USS Elmore bound for the landing beaches at Leyte, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944.
Cruiser USS Honolulu beached in Leyte Gulf off Dulag City, Leyte, Philippines, 21 Oct 1944 making temporary repairs after being torpedoed the previous day.Profile of MacArthur shortly after fulfilling his promise to return, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, 23 Oct 1944. Note Sergio OsmeƱa behind MacArthur.General Douglas MacArthur traveling by PT-Boat across Leyte Gulf off Tacloban, Philippines aboard PT-525, an Elco 80-foot PT-Boat of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 36 (PTRon-36), 24 Oct 1944.PT-131 between PT-152 and PT-130, all Eclo 80-foot Motor Torpedo Boats of MTBRon-7, alongside tender USS Wachapreague in Liloan Bay, Philippines preparing to patrol the Surigao Strait, 24 Oct 1944.
Cruiser USS Honolulu beached in Leyte Gulf off Dulag City, Leyte, Philippines, 21 Oct 1944 making temporary repairs after being torpedoed the previous day.Profile of MacArthur shortly after fulfilling his promise to return, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, 23 Oct 1944. Note Sergio OsmeƱa behind MacArthur.General Douglas MacArthur traveling by PT-Boat across Leyte Gulf off Tacloban, Philippines aboard PT-525, an Elco 80-foot PT-Boat of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 36 (PTRon-36), 24 Oct 1944.PT-131 between PT-152 and PT-130, all Eclo 80-foot Motor Torpedo Boats of MTBRon-7, alongside tender USS Wachapreague in Liloan Bay, Philippines preparing to patrol the Surigao Strait, 24 Oct 1944.
USS Ward on fire and sinking after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in Ormoc Bay, Philippines, 7 Dec 1944, three years to the day after she fired the first US shot of the Pacific War.TBM-1C Avengers and an F4F Wildcat, probably with Marine squadrons, lined up at Dulag airstrip, Leyte, Philippines in late 1944 or early 1945.PT-325, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21) being hoisted aboard PT Boat tender USS Cyrene in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, Jan 1945.Aboard the seaplane tender USS Tangier in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines 10 Jan 1945 are five downed United States Navy airmen rescued the day before by a PBY Catalina near Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines.
USS Ward on fire and sinking after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in Ormoc Bay, Philippines, 7 Dec 1944, three years to the day after she fired the first US shot of the Pacific War.TBM-1C Avengers and an F4F Wildcat, probably with Marine squadrons, lined up at Dulag airstrip, Leyte, Philippines in late 1944 or early 1945.PT-325, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21) being hoisted aboard PT Boat tender USS Cyrene in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, Jan 1945.Aboard the seaplane tender USS Tangier in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines 10 Jan 1945 are five downed United States Navy airmen rescued the day before by a PBY Catalina near Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines.
PT-331, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), in Leyte Gulf, 1945. Note shell splashes in the distance.British aircraft carriers Victorious, Formidable, Unicorn, Indefatigable, and Indomitable, comprising the carrier component of Task Force 57, at anchor in Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Apr 1945.USS Randolph at anchor, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Jun 1945.Smoke rising from the forward flight deck of the USS Randolph, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, 7 Jun 1945 after a USAAF P-38 Lightning accidentally crashed into a group of parked airplanes.
PT-331, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), in Leyte Gulf, 1945. Note shell splashes in the distance.British aircraft carriers Victorious, Formidable, Unicorn, Indefatigable, and Indomitable, comprising the carrier component of Task Force 57, at anchor in Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Apr 1945.USS Randolph at anchor, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Jun 1945.Smoke rising from the forward flight deck of the USS Randolph, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, 7 Jun 1945 after a USAAF P-38 Lightning accidentally crashed into a group of parked airplanes.
Typhoon damage to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945.
Typhoon damage to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945.


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