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and the embarked composite squadrons
of Task Unit 77.4.3 (Taffy III)
on October 25, 1944


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• Barbey, (VADM) Daniel E., MacArthur's Amphibious Navy - Seventh Amphibious Force Operations 1943-1945. Chapters 22 and 23. 1969

• Cox, Robert Jon, The Battle Off Samar - Taffy III at Leyte Gulf.  5th edition, 2010

• Copeland (RADM), Robert W., The Spirit of the "SAMMY-B".  (publication date unknown)

• Cortesi, Lawrence, Valor at Samar.  1980  

• Cutler, (LCDR) Thomas J., The Battle of Leyte Gulf, 23-26 October 1944. 1994

• Doscher, Jr., (CAPT) J. Henry, Little Wolf at Leyte. 1996

• Dull, Paul S., The Imperial Japanese Navy (1941-1945). 1978

• Evans (Dr.), David C., The Japanese Navy in World War II, Chapter 11. 1969

• Falk, Stanley L., Decision at Leyte. 1966

• Field, James A., Jr., The Japanese at Leyte Gulf, The Sho Operation. 1947

• Freeman, Robert H., Noted American Carriers and Cruisers of World War Two. (publication date unknown)

• Friedman (Ph.D.), Kenneth I., Afternoon of the Rising Sun. 2001

• Grove, Eric, Sea Battles in Close Up - World War II, Volume TWO, Chapter 9. 1993  

• Hornfischer, James, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour. 2004  

• Hoyt, Edwin P., How They Won the War in the Pacific. 1970

• Hoyt, Edwin P., The Battle of Leyte Gulf. 1972

• Hoyt, Edwin P., The Men of the Gambier Bay. 1979

• Jentschura, Hansgeorg; Jung (Dr.), Dieter; Mickel, Peter, Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945. 1992

• Karig, (CAPT) Walter, Battle Report, Volume 4, The End of An Empire. Chapter 27. 1948

• Lindley, John M., Carrier Victory: The Air War in the Pacific, Chapter 9. 1978

• Macintyre, Donald, Leyte Gulf - armada in the Pacific. 1969

• Merrill, James M., A Sailor's Admiral: A Biography of William F. Halsey, Chapter X. 1976

• Morison, Samuel Eliot, United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume XII, Leyte. 1958

• Morrison, Wilbur H., Above and Beyond 1941-1945, Chapter 16. 1983

• Potter, Elmer B., Bull Halsey, Chapter 18. 1985

• Reynolds, Clark G., The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy. Chapter 8. 1968

• Roscoe, Theodore, United States Destroyer Operations in World War II, Chapter 33. 1953

• Ross, Al, Anatomy of the Ship - The Escort Carrier GAMBIER BAY. 1993  

• Sears, David, The Last Epic Naval Battle: Voices from Leyte Gulf.  2005  

• Smith, S. E., The United States Navy in World War II. 1966

• Solberg, Carl, DECISION AND DISSENT With Halsey at Leyte Gulf. 1995

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• Stewart, Adrian, The Battle of Leyte Gulf. 1979

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• Thomas, Evan, Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last  Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945.  2006

• Toland, John, The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945, Volume 2. 1970  

• Willmott, H. P.,  The Battle of Leyte Gulf - The last fleet action, 2005 

• Woodward, C. Vann, The Battle for Leyte Gulf, Chapter V. 1947

• Wukovits, John F., Devotion to Duty, A Biography of Admiral Clifton A. F. Sprague. Chapters 10 through 12. 1995

• Wukovits, John F., For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts. 2013

• Y'Blood, William T., The Little Giants, U.S. Escort Carriers Against Japan. Chapters 5 through 8. 1987

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