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80-G-345819 Battle of Leyte Gulf

Photo #: 80-G-345819  Battle of Leyte Gulf
Title: Battle of Leyte Gulf
Description: 24-25 October 1944 USS PT-131 (foreground) and other ELCO type motor torpedo boats preparing for the Battle of Surigao Strait, about 24 October 1944. Photographed from USS Wachapreague (AGP-8). Note the Mark XIII torpedos, rockets, mortar (atop PT-131's forward deckhouse), 20mm machine cannon and .50 caliber machine guns carried by these PT boats. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-345819
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