The Battle for Leyte, 1944 : allied and Japanese plans, preparations, and execution 9781612511719, 1612511716

One of the largest and most complex military efforts ever undertaken, the Leyte Operation was the Allies' first and

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The Battle for Leyte, 1944 : allied and Japanese plans, preparations, and execution
 9781612511719, 1612511716

Table of contents :
Maps
Tables
Preface
Ackowledgments
Abbreviations
1. Strategic Setting
2. Operational Functions
3. Japanese Preparations and Plans
4. The Objective: Leyte and Its Apporaches
5. Allied Plans and Preparations
6. Preliminary Major Operations, September-October 1944
7. Allied Landings and the Battle Ashore, 17-24 October
8. Japanese Naval Reaction, 17-23 October
9. Allied Naval Moves, 17-23 October
10. Naval Battles and Other Actions, 24-27 October
11. Leyte Secured, 25 October-25 December
12. Conclusion
Operational Lessons Learned
Appendices
Notes.

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