October 23-26, 1944: Battle of Leyte Gulf fought near Philippines

Leyte Gulf was the largest naval battle in history.  The battleship USS Mississippi helped destroy a Japanese task force in the Suriago Strait during this battle, firing the last salvo in the last battleship vs. battleship engagement in history.

Image:  The USS Mississippi was flying this flag during the battle of Suriago Strait, one of four engagements that compose the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

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