About Guinarona, the parish in Leyte, Philippines, where San Pascual Baylon is king.  With your help, we endeavor to make Guinarona a world-class site for pilgrimage tourism and the attendant concerns to make it happen.

About Guinarona, the parish in Leyte, Philippines, where San Pascual Baylon is king. With your help, we endeavor to make Guinarona a world-class site for pilgrimage tourism and the attendant concerns to make it happen.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf occurred between 23-26 October 1944. It was the largest naval battle of the Second World War and it involved combined American and Australian naval and air forces against Japanese forces. It resulted in the crippling of the Japanese Imperial Navy and eventually the Allied control of the Philippine Islands.

This Vintage Map Shows the 'Greatest Battle in the History of Naval Warfare'

The Battle of Leyte Gulf occurred between 23-26 October 1944. It was the largest naval battle of the Second World War and it involved combined American and Australian naval and air forces against Japanese forces. It resulted in the crippling of the Japanese Imperial Navy and eventually the Allied control of the Philippine Islands.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the "Battles for Leyte Gulf", and formerly known as the "Second Battle of the Philippine Sea", is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history.[2]  It was fought in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar from 23–26 October 1944, between combined US and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. On 20 October, United States troops invaded the…

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the "Battles for Leyte Gulf", and formerly known as the "Second Battle of the Philippine Sea", is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history.[2] It was fought in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar from 23–26 October 1944, between combined US and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. On 20 October, United States troops invaded the…

USS St. Lo (CVE-63) sunk by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Leyte Gulf off Samar, Philippine Islands, 25 October 1944

USS St. Lo (CVE-63) sunk by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Leyte Gulf off Samar, Philippine Islands, 25 October 1944

The tourism tagline “More fun in the Philippines” couldn’t have been more fitting for these visitors.

The tourism tagline “More fun in the Philippines” couldn’t have been more fitting for these visitors.

23 September 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf begins - Largest sea battle in history. Americans experience more kamikaze attacks from Japanese aircraft; the USS Princeton is hit with grave damage. - USS Princeton explodes. Of Princeton's crew, 108 men were killed, while 1,361 survivors were rescued by nearby ships. USS Princeton was the largest American ship lost during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

23 September 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf begins - Largest sea battle in history. Americans experience more kamikaze attacks from Japanese aircraft; the USS Princeton is hit with grave damage. - USS Princeton explodes. Of Princeton's crew, 108 men were killed, while 1,361 survivors were rescued by nearby ships. USS Princeton was the largest American ship lost during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte.  October, 1944

General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte. October, 1944

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