Battle of Leyte, MacArthur Returns

Before leaving the Philipines to be taken over and occupied by the Japanese, General Douglas MacArthur vowed that he would return. Making good on his promise, he landed on Palo Beach, Leyte, October 20, 1944. The Battle for Leyte lasted from mid October, to Dec. 31, 1944. The U.S. had over 3,500 killed in action during the Battle of Leyte, and the Australian forces had 30 killed in action.
General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore at Leyte, making good on his promise to return.
Photo: National Archives, from record group 111, ARC Identifier 531424 / Local Identifier 111-SC-407101
 General MacArthur surveys the beachhead on Leyte Island.
Photo: National Archives, from record group 26, ARC Identifier 513210 / Local Identifier 26-G-3584
 Landing barges bring in thousands of troops. In this photo, many of them are watching the American and Japanese Air Forces battle it out in the sky above them.
 Photo: National Archives, from record group 26, ARC Identifier 513205 / Local Identifier 26-G-3537
American troops hug the ground, because they are under fire on the beach at Leyte. 
 Photo: National Archives, from record group 26, ARC Identifier 513208 / Local Identifier 26-G-3566
Troops storming ashore just north of Palo, Leyte Island.
Photo: Australian War Memorial Website
Photographer: Clifford Bottomley  
 
 LST's bring in massive amounts of supplies to supply the offensive on Leyte.
Photo: National Archives, from record group 80, ARC Identifier 520653 / Local Identifier 80-G-272632
 LST's shown bringing in supplies and men.
Photo: National Archives, from record group 26, ARC Identifier 513213 / Local Identifier 26-G-3738   

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