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Article


Title

Operation Leyte – operational fires

Authors

[ 1 ] Dr. Franjo Tuđman Croatian Defence Academy

Year of publication

2018

Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2018 | Journal volume: vol. 18 | Journal number: no. 1

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • Fire
  • Japan
  • Military operations
  • Philippines
  • United States of America
Abstract

EN Operational fires are one of most important functions in a synergy effect with other operational functions that contribute to the achievement of targeted operational goals. The main operational goal of the American takeover of the Philippines was cutting Japan’s supply lines. This goal had been achieved primarily by effective planning of operational fires. The Japanese forces were neutralised by air strikes, primarily on air bases and aviation, sea ports and ships and those places where they could provide support to forces in the Philippines. This created conditions for landing in the Philippines. By the successful isolation of the Philippines, the US forces gained an advantage that resulted in landing their troops in the Philippines, and the victory in the largest naval and air battle at that time – the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Th e Japanese desperate attempts to use the kamikazes could not prevent the inevitable, and that was the military defeat of Japan.

Date of online publication

20.03.2018

Pages (from - to)

16 - 25

DOI

10.5604/01.3001.0011.8323

URL

https://securityanddefence.pl/Operation-Leyte-operational-fires,103340,0,2.html

License type

CC BY-NC-ND (attribution - noncommercial - no derivatives)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Release date

20.03.2018

Date of Open Access to the publication

in press

Points of MNiSW / journal

7.0

Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021

7.0