Battle of Leyte Gulf: Could the Japs have won?




 
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June 13th, 2005  
panadol200
 

Topic: Battle of Leyte Gulf: Could the Japs have won?


The Japs were seriously outnumbered by the allies in this great naval battle of the Pacific theatre in WW2 but could they have won instead ? would love it if you could check out my war junkie blog at www.warjunkiez.blogspot.com and do leave ur comments........
June 13th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 

Topic: Re: Battle of Leyte Gulf: Could the Japs have won?


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Originally Posted by panadol200
The Japs were seriously outnumbered by the allies in this great naval battle of the Pacific theatre in WW2 but could they have won instead ? would love it if you could check out my war junkie blog at www.warjunkiez.blogspot.com and do leave ur comments........

Hmm had Kurita pressed home the attack on the Taffy 3 group he would almost certainly have destroyed them leaving the invasion fleet at his mercy so yes the Japanese could have won the battle (although they would have lost ultimately once Halseys fleet returned).
June 13th, 2005  
panadol200
 
in my opinion, if e Jap naval code was not broken, e Allies wouldnt have known their defensive plans......and e total radio silence that e Japs had totally ruined any form of coordination....
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