The Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Battle of Leyte Gulf In October the Imperial Japanese Navy driven to desperation set out to surprise and annihilate the American forces that had just landed on the central Philippine island of Leyte Instead they

  • Title: The Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
  • ISBN: 9780515092301
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • In October 1944, the Imperial Japanese Navy, driven to desperation, set out to surprise and annihilate the American forces that had just landed on the central Philippine island of Leyte Instead, they suffered a crushing loss that broke the back of the Japanese navy and ensured that Japan would lose the war This is the blazing hour by hour account of that brutal battle.

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    About "Edwin P. Hoyt"

    1. Edwin P. Hoyt

      Edwin P Hoyt was a prolific American writer who specialized in military history He was born in Portland, Oregon to the publisher Edwin Palmer Hoyt 1897 1979 and his wife, the former Cecile DeVore 1901 1970 A younger brother, Charles Richard, was born in 1928 Hoyt attended the University of Oregon from 1940 to 1943.In 1943, Hoyt s father, then the editor and publisher of The Oregonian, was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt as the director of the Domestic Branch, Office of War Information The younger Hoyt served with the Office of War Information during World War II, from 1943 to 1945 In 1945 and 1946, he served as a foreign correspondent for The Denver Post of which his father became editor and publisher in 1946 and the United Press, reporting from locations in China, Thailand, Burma, India, the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and Korea.Edwin Hoyt subsequently worked as an ABC broadcaster, covering the 1948 revolution in Czechoslovakia and the Arab Israeli conflict From 1949 to 1951, he was the editor of the editorial page at The Denver Post He was the editor and publisher of the Colorado Springs Free Press from 1951 to 1955, and an associate editor of Collier s Weekly in New York from 1955 to 1956 In 1957 he was a television producer and writer director at CBS, and in 1958 he was an assistant publisher of American Heritage magazine in New York.Starting in 1958, Hoyt became a writer full time, and for a few years 1976 to 1980 served as a part time lecturer at the University of Hawaii In the 40 years since his first publication in 1960, he produced nearly 200 published works While Hoyt wrote about 20 novels many published under pseudonyms Christopher Martin and Cabot L Forbes the vast majority of his works are biographies and other forms of non fiction, with a heavy emphasis on World War II military history.Hoyt died in Tokyo, Japan on July 29, 2005, after a prolonged illness He was survived by his wife Hiroko, of Tokyo, and three children, Diana, Helga, and Christopher, all residing in the U.S.

    859 thoughts on “The Battle of Leyte Gulf”

    1. The account of the battle that could have ended in disaster for the US Navy, but for the courage of a small task force of small escort carriers and destroyers and destroyer escorts. Harrowing and remarkable. There are some events in world history where one could swear there was divine intervention. This was one such event.



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