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Battle of Leyte

The World War II Battle of Leyte involved the reconquest of Leyte by American and Allied forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur between October 20 and December 10 1944.

Under the protection of massed naval forces (see Battle of Leyte Gulf) General Walter Krueger's United States Sixth Army and supporting forces made amphibious landings on the east coast and, after heavy fighting, were able to secure the island. The US Army suffered over 3,500 casualties, the defending Japanese more than 55,000.