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Dedicated to the men who manned the ships
and the embarked composite squadrons
of Task Unit 77.4.3 (Taffy III)
on October 25, 1944

 

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BOSAMAR logo:  USS GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73)
takes a pounding 
from the IJN heavy cruiser CHIKUMA

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1/48 scale model of USS GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73)ed_ball1.jpeg

 From the personal collection of Ed Balling

 

The model featured above was shown
publicly for the first time at the WRAM
Remote Control Show in New York City.

It won Best of Show - Boat Division.

The model is ten feet, six inches in length,
and weights 120 pounds without ballast.

More photographs
 "Treasury Salute" radio program audio
files from March 10, 1947. 
This documents the action of
Commander Ernest E. Evans, USN
and USS JOHNSTON (DD 557) at Samar.

Johnston WAV1

Johnston WAV2

Johnston WAV3

 GB_watercolor_sm.jpg Watercolor of
USS GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73)
 heermann_evans_painting_sm.jpeg Painting: 
USS HEERMANN (DD 532)
engages Japanese Heavy Crusier
 NuttallCVE68Ksm.jpg USS KALININ BAY (CVE 68)

Naval Artwork
by Steve Nuttall

 Avalanche Press released this 
Leyte Gulf board game as part of
their Second World War at Sea series.
There are 22 scenarios, five of them
battle scenarios that use only the tactical
map, and 17 operational scenarios. 

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Well-known ships like the destroyers
Johnston and Hoel, the escort carriers
of Taffy III, and the Japanese super-
battleship Yamato are all present. 

Leyteboardgame2.jpgOn the left is a sample game piece.

This comprehensive game includes:

•25x25 inch tactical map
•Three 35x24 inch operational maps
•2,170 game pieces
•24 page series rule book
•24 page scenario book
•Two player aid cards •Six organizational cards