By JOHN J. GOBBELL
yet Admiral Soemu Toyoda, CinC of the Imperial eastern Navy's mixed fleet, and Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita have a common notion of what MacArthur and Halsey intend. They shape a super plan to divert Halsey's plane companies to allow them to ship in a conflict strength to wipe out MacArthur's troop and provide ships.
either side devote greater than 800 ships with the conflict for Leyte Gulf changing into the most important naval conflict in history.
stuck within the center is Commander Mike Donovan, skipper of the destroyer USS Matthew. On patrol off Leyte Gulf, Donovan does not detect Halsey's vendors were drawn out of ways by means of Toyoda's decoy strength. Now it is simply Donovan and 7 different "tin cans" status among Kurita's strength of 4 battleships, 9 cruisers, and twelve destroyers poised to gun down MacArthur's ships frantically unloading inside of Leyte Gulf.
Worse, Donovan is not acutely aware he is less than assault on one other entrance. Ammunition ships are blowing up all around the Pacific at an alarming expense. the belief is clear: Ships within the Leyte Gulf conflict strength are subsequent. Lieutenant Commander John Sabovik of Naval intelligence is able to capture the saboteur and store Donovan between others. yet there is a seize: as soon as top buddies. Sabovik has vowed to kill Donovan. it isn't simply because either are in love with Katherine Logan, a clinical intern in California. It is going again years whilst either served on a jinxed cruiser off Guadalcanal.
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