Battle Of Leyte Gulf
The above painting is by VC-10
fighter pilot Joseph McGraw. The painting depicts the fifth enemy
aircraft that he shot down during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
As fought from the
air by the men of
USS GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73)
The heroic surface engagements by
ships of TAFFY-3 against the Central Force of Japanese Admiral Kurita,
have been well reported in numerous books, and TV documentaries.
Previously untold in graphic descriptions, by the pilots, are the
activities of the Composite Air Squadrons of the three Taffy's. They were involved in vicious air attacks on the Japanese
fleet and numerous dog fights with Japanese aircraft from many air
fields in the Philippines, from October 24th thru October 27th.
The detailed unvarnished report by the men who made it happen from the
air, is now yours to read and know.
USS Gambier Bay
and VC10 return to the Philippines
A Filipino Honor Guard
aboard the Philippines ship RPS Mt. Samat, offers a final salute.
October 12, 1977, survivors of the USS Gambier Bay, VC-10 and their
families returned to the Philippines to honor their missing and deceased
that vanished during their last battle. Their last battle was one that
took on the largest and fiercest of the Japanese Navy. Many men were
lost and many swam in the shark infested waters for days before being
rescued. From joyous celebrations to painful memories, their journey
back to the Philippines was filled with many emotions.
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