By JOHN J. GOBBELL
yet Admiral Soemu Toyoda, CinC of the Imperial jap Navy's mixed fleet, and Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita have a normal concept of what MacArthur and Halsey intend. They shape a super plan to divert Halsey's airplane vendors to allow them to ship in a conflict strength to wipe out MacArthur's troop and provide ships.
each side dedicate greater than 800 ships with the conflict for Leyte Gulf turning into the biggest naval conflict in history.
stuck within the heart is Commander Mike Donovan, skipper of the destroyer USS Matthew. On patrol off Leyte Gulf, Donovan does not notice Halsey's vendors were drawn out of how through Toyoda's decoy strength. Now it truly 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 within Leyte Gulf.
Worse, Donovan isn't really acutely aware he is lower than assault on one other entrance. Ammunition ships are blowing up all around the Pacific at an alarming expense. the realization is apparent: Ships within the Leyte Gulf conflict strength are subsequent. Lieutenant Commander John Sabovik of Naval intelligence is able to trap the saboteur and retailer Donovan between others. yet there is a capture: as soon as most sensible pals. Sabovik has vowed to kill Donovan. it is not 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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A CALL TO COLORS: A NOVEL OF THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF by JOHN J. GOBBELL