Warfare History Network
A World War II showdown.
Key point: The Battle of the Philippine Sea was the last great contest between carrier strike forces ever fought.
The Philippine Sea encompasses two million square miles of the western part of the Pacific Ocean. It is bounded by the Philippine Islands on the west, the Mariana Islands on the east, the Caroline Islands to the south, and the Japanese Islands to the north. In the summer of 1944 it was the battleground of two great...
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