Battle Of The Philippine Sea Research Paper

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The Battle of the Philippine Sea Armando A Rivera HH104 Professor McBride 17 SEP 2014 Background: The Battle of the Philippine Sea was an engagement between the United States Pacific Fleet and the Japanese navy in World War II. This battle started on June 19 and ended on June 20 in 1944. The Japanese strategy throughout World War II was to discourage American forces by causing such great damage to the military that the public majority would become weary of the war and discontinue their support of the war. The loss of support from the public would then cause the U.S. Government to retract its forces from Japan. The Battle of The Philippine Sea soon occurred after the death of Admiral Minechi Koga. Admiral Koga was the Japanese commander…show more content…
The Islands were highly valued because they would help with the American strategy of tightening its grip on Japan by occupying the periphery islands and engaging in air-raids. They had a close proximity geographically to the locations which the American navy would use their advantage to support amphibious incursions. When American forces finally struck islands in the Marianas Admiral Toyoda commenced with operation “A-GO”. When both the Imperial Fleet and U.S. Pacific Fleet met on June 19, they fought in what would be one of the most one-sided engagements of World War II: the Battle of the Philippine…show more content…
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