Ormoc Bay

Ormoc Bay, Philippines
Ormoc Bay is a large bay in the island of Leyte in the Philippines.wikipedia
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Ormoc

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The city of Ormoc lies at the head of the bay and exports rice, copra and sugar.
At the head of Ormoc Bay, the city's terrain is mostly of gently rolling plains.

Battle of Ormoc Bay

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The World War II Battle of Ormoc Bay took place from November 11 until mid-December in Ormoc Bay during late 1944.
Ormoc City at the head of Ormoc Bay on the west side of Leyte was the main port on the island and the main destination of the convoys.

Pacific War

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The World War II Battle of Ormoc Bay took place from November 11 until mid-December in Ormoc Bay during late 1944.
The US Sixth Army continued its advance from the east, as the Japanese rushed reinforcements to the Ormoc Bay area on the western side of the island.

Battle of Leyte Gulf

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It was decisive in determining the final outcome of the Battle for Leyte Gulf.
However, much hard fighting would be required before the island was completely in Allied hands at the end of December 1944: the Battle of Leyte on land was fought in parallel with an air and sea campaign in which the Japanese reinforced and resupplied their troops on Leyte while the Allies attempted to interdict them and establish air-sea superiority for a series of amphibious landings in Ormoc Bay—engagements collectively referred to as the Battle of Ormoc Bay.

Bay

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Ormoc Bay is a large bay in the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

Leyte

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Ormoc Bay is a large bay in the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

Philippines

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Ormoc Bay is a large bay in the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

Camotes Sea

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The bay is an extension of the Camotes Sea.

Export

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The city of Ormoc lies at the head of the bay and exports rice, copra and sugar.

Rice

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The city of Ormoc lies at the head of the bay and exports rice, copra and sugar.

Copra

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The city of Ormoc lies at the head of the bay and exports rice, copra and sugar.

Sugar

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The city of Ormoc lies at the head of the bay and exports rice, copra and sugar.

USS LSM-135

USS ''LSM-135
LSM-135 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Leyte operation, which included Leyte landings, 20 October 1944, and Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944.

8th Fighter Squadron

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Unhappy with being last on the supply line and not liking the unlucky "Eightballs" name caused the pilots to begin calling the 8th “The Black Sheep" Squadron. The name stuck and a Disney artist designed the distinctive logo. After having used Lockheed P-38 Lightnings, Curtiss P-40 Warhawks and Republic P-47 Thunderbolts, the 8th was equipped completely in September 1944 with P-38's, which were used to fly long-range escort and attack missions to Mindanao, Halmahera, Seram, and Borneo. The unit arrived in the Philippines in October 1944, shortly after the assault landings on Leyte and engaged enemy fighters, attacked shipping in Ormoc Bay, supported ground forces, and covered the Allied invasion of Luzon.

9th Attack Squadron

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The unit arrived in the Philippines in October 1944, shortly after the assault landings on Leyte and engaged enemy fighters, attacked shipping in Ormoc Bay, supported ground forces, and covered the Allied invasion of Luzon.

7th Fighter Squadron

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The unit arrived in the Philippines in October 1944, shortly after the assault landings on Leyte and engaged enemy fighters, attacked shipping in Ormoc Bay, supported ground forces, and covered the Allied invasion of Luzon.

USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)

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Early on the morning of 11 November, her aircraft combined with others of TF 38 to attack a Japanese reinforcement convoy, just as it was preparing to enter Ormoc Bay from the Camotes Sea.

USS Rail (AMCU-37)

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After proceeding to Milne Bay, she continued on to the Philippines, took part as a large infantry landing craft in the Ormoc Bay landing on 7 December and the Mindoro landing on 15 December.

USS Ortolan (AMCU-34)

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On 7 December, she took the offensive and landed assault troops at Ormoc Bay.