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by jesse espinosa
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

after okinawa it seems the japanese are already a defeated nation..however the invasion of japan will not be like the invasion of germany..it would be nasty..the experience in saipan, iwo jima and okinawa its enough the americans and its allies to think twice. whatever the issue to use the atomic bo...
by jesse espinosa
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

I have some sympathy with both sides of this argument. Leyte is never referred to, as far as I'm aware, as anything other than a battle. If it was a campaign you'd be able to point to specific engagements, each individually named, as being the battles fought as part of that campaign. And what do yo...
by jesse espinosa
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

further, if you will consider Midway as a battle but since the overall plan was conceived by admiral nimitz and delegated it to admiral fletcher as the overall commander of midway that makes Midway a campaign and not a battle. again my friend lets not confuse the issue of definitions what is a batt...
by jesse espinosa
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

For those who dont know the difference between a battle and a campaign. A battle is a single engagement conducted over a specific piece of terrain and under the command of a single on site commander commanding a single cohesive force. A campaign is a series of battles linked by a common goal and un...
by jesse espinosa
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

For those who dont know the difference between a battle and a campaign. A battle is a single engagement conducted over a specific piece of terrain and under the command of a single on site commander commanding a single cohesive force. A campaign is a series of battles linked by a common goal and un...
by jesse espinosa
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

the battle leyte gulf maybe an engagement but it could be and exception from other naval engagement. first, in the american side, the seventh fleet and third fleet primary aim is to guard the landing invasion in leyte. second, japanese side, the northern force and southern force primary aim is to t...
by jesse espinosa
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

yes Mcarthur is instrumental to that effort to proceed to the philippines and the battle of the philippine sea "turkey shoot" also speed up the plan to invade the philippines instead formosa. however, Mcarthur has still a lot of explaining after an advance notice of the bombing of pearl harbor he al...
by jesse espinosa
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

the invasion of tinian and iwo jima will also be delayed because the ships that were used by the americans in leyte gulf are the same ships that were used also in tinian and iwo jima. but if the japanese could give major damage to the seventh fleet in leyte gulf, the americans will think twice inva...
by jesse espinosa
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

I think Leyte Gulf probably was the biggest naval battle of WW2, though Midway becomes a close second due to the vast size of seaspace covered and the compexity of the operation. In strategic terms the battle only confirmed what was already happening - the Americans were winning already against Jap...
by jesse espinosa
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

I think Leyte Gulf probably was the biggest naval battle of WW2, though Midway becomes a close second due to the vast size of seaspace covered and the compexity of the operation. In strategic terms the battle only confirmed what was already happening - the Americans were winning already against Jap...
by jesse espinosa
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 119310

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

the battle leyte gulf maybe an engagement but it could be and exception from other naval engagement. first, in the american side, the seventh fleet and third fleet primary aim is to guard the landing invasion in leyte. second, japanese side, the northern force and southern force primary aim is to to...