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Dec 02, 1944

In order to stop the reinforcement of Japanese troops on Leyte, the destroyers Allen M. Sumner, Moale, and Cooper left to attack a convoy escorted by enemy destroyers Take and Kuwa. After midnight, at Ormoc Bay, the destroyers sank Kuwa. Take, then already under fire by destroyer Moale, torpedoed and sank Cooper before action ceased.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

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Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2010-12-02

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