Definition of Battle of the philippine sea
1. Noun. A naval battle in World War II (1944); a decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte.
Generic synonyms: Naval Battle
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii
Geographical relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean
Lexicographical Neighbors of Battle Of The Philippine Sea
Literary usage of Battle of the philippine sea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Liberation: Marines in the Recapture of Guam by Cyril J. OBrien (1996)
"The opposing carrier groups clashed nearby in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, one of the major air battles of the war. The Imperial Navy lost 330 out of ..."
2. Across the Reef: The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War by Victor J. Croizat (2001)
"This action raised the curtain on the Battle of the Philippine Sea. While American and Japanese fighters were mixing it up over Guam, the action shifted 150 ..."
3. The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa by Joseph H. Alexander (1996)
"Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, victor of Midway, the Gilberts, Marshalls, Marianas, and the Battle of the Philippine Sea, would command the US Fifth Fleet, ..."
4. Out of the Depths by Dr. David Harrell (2005)
"Our fleet met the enemy on June 19 in what was called the "Battle of the Philippine Sea.' The Navy Department Naval History Division described the battle as ..."