U.S. Battleships Avenge Pearl Harbor Attack at Surigao Strait

Winkler, David F.
October 2004
Sea Power;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p38
The article presents a historical perspective on the avenging of the Pear Harbor, Hawaii, site of the U.S. naval base bombed by Japan, during the World War II. Fully aware of the strategic implications of an American return to the Philippine Islands, the Japanese Navy executed a bold plan to disrupt the invasion force. The plan hinged on a ploy to lure Admiral William F. Halsey's Third Fleet carriers and accompanying fast battles-ships away from waters contiguous to Leyte Gulf. Vice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa dangled the remnants of Japan's carrier fleet to the north as bait.


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