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Philippine government officially recognizes Battle of Sibuyan Sea

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by Falcon Jun, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Falcon Jun

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    Hear Hear!

    That is a good thing.
     
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    When's the movie coming out?
     
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    Nice thought, but I'm puzzled by the comment about Filipinos and Americans fighting the Japanese; although it occurred in Philippine waters, it was American planes vs. Japanese ships. I doubt the locals even had much chance to deal with survivors as they did after Surigao Strait.
     
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    Filipinos were on a lot of US ships from what I recall. Indeed Filipino American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    sates:
    In the period 1944-1946 Filipinos in the United States Navy
    lists over 2,000 of them as serving in the USN.

    Here's the current google map of the sea for anyone who (like me) wasn't too familiar with it.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=12.972442,122.596436&spn=1.255247,1.671295&t=h&z=10
    Note the scale. Not a big piece of realestate.
     

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