Battle of Leyte World War II

General Douglas MacArthur and staff, accompanied by Philippine president Sergio Osmena (L), land at Red Beach, Leyte, 20 October 1944.

Units Involved

10/17/1944 - 12/26/1944
Outcome: United States victory

The Battle of Leyte (17 October - 26 December 1944) in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the amphibious invasion of the Gulf of Leyte in the Philippines by American forces and Filipino guerrillas under the command of General Douglas MacArthur, who fought against the Imperial Japanese Army in the Philippines led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita. The operation code named King Two[9] launched the Philippines campaign of 1944–45 for the recapture and liberation of the entire Philippine Archipelago and to end almost three years of Japanese occupation.