Leyte Gulf Philippines Date:1944 Duration:4 min 58 sec Sound:Yes
General MacArthur maps the drive on Leyte with field commanders. Guarding the operation in the Philippines is a vast naval force. Battle map shows location of U.S. 7th fleet (Kinkaid) and U.S. 3rd fleet (Halsey). The air and sea Battle of Leyte Gulf. Aircraft carrier operation, planes land and take-off. Japanese plane shot down; hit by anti-aircraft fire Japanese plane cartwheels through the sky and crashes into the ocean. The USS Princeton is loss in battle. Aerial view of damage and later view of Princeton magazine exploding. Damaged plane landing on carrier deck on one landing gear. Admiral Nimitz reports on battle.
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