The Formosa Air Battle (Japanese: 台湾沖航空戦, Chinese: 臺灣空戰) took place between October 10 and 20, 1944, off the eastern coasts of the Ryukyu Islands, Formosa, and Luzon. It was fought by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the approaching Task Force 38 of the United States Third Fleet and was one of a series of air raids on Japan during the Pacific War.

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  • 台湾沖航空戦(たいわんおきこうくうせん、1944年10月12日 - 10月16日)は、太平洋戦争における戦闘のひとつ。捷号作戦の準備中に、台湾から沖縄にかけての航空基地を攻撃したアメリカ海軍空母機動部隊を、日本軍の基地航空部隊が迎撃した。アメリカ軍の損害は軽微であったが、日本軍は戦果を誤認したまま大本営発表を行った。 (ja)
  • The Formosa Air Battle (Japanese: 台湾沖航空戦, Chinese: 臺灣空戰) took place between October 10 and 20, 1944, off the eastern coasts of the Ryukyu Islands, Formosa, and Luzon. It was fought by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the approaching Task Force 38 of the United States Third Fleet and was one of a series of air raids on Japan during the Pacific War. The attacks served to prevent Japanese aircraft from participating in the Battle of Leyte Gulf later that month.The battle was one-sided, as the U.S. practically dominated the air war due to the superior training and weaponry that it possessed at that point. Japanese air power in the region was battle exhausted, giving the Americans air superiority and weakening Japan's ability to defend the Okinawa Islands in the upcoming Okinawa Campaign. However, in an effort to boost morale and to cover up the defeat, Japanese headquarters claimed to have sunk 45 Allied ships, including 11 aircraft carriers and four battleships (en)
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  • 40 warships andauxiliariessunk
  • ~500 fighters/bombers
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  • Decisive American victory
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  • 10light cruisers
  • 1251fighters/bombers
  • 17aircraft carriers
  • 4heavy cruisers
  • 58destroyers
  • 6battleships
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  • --10-12
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  • 1 (xsd:integer)
  • 2 (xsd:integer)
  • 40 (xsd:integer)
  • 89 (xsd:integer)
  • ~500 fighters/bombers (en)
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  • William Halsey, Jr. (en)
  • Masafumi Arima (en)
  • Shigekazu Shimazaki (en)
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  • Formosa Air Battle (en)
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  • --10-10
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  • the Pacific Theater of World War II (en)
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  • Western Philippine Sea (en)
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  • Decisive American victory (en)
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  • 4 (xsd:integer)
  • 6 (xsd:integer)
  • 10 (xsd:integer)
  • 17 (xsd:integer)
  • 58 (xsd:integer)
  • 1251 (xsd:integer)
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  • 台湾沖航空戦(たいわんおきこうくうせん、1944年10月12日 - 10月16日)は、太平洋戦争における戦闘のひとつ。捷号作戦の準備中に、台湾から沖縄にかけての航空基地を攻撃したアメリカ海軍空母機動部隊を、日本軍の基地航空部隊が迎撃した。アメリカ軍の損害は軽微であったが、日本軍は戦果を誤認したまま大本営発表を行った。 (ja)
  • The Formosa Air Battle (Japanese: 台湾沖航空戦, Chinese: 臺灣空戰) took place between October 10 and 20, 1944, off the eastern coasts of the Ryukyu Islands, Formosa, and Luzon. It was fought by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the approaching Task Force 38 of the United States Third Fleet and was one of a series of air raids on Japan during the Pacific War. (en)
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  • 台湾沖航空戦 (ja)
  • Formosa Air Battle (en)
  • 台灣空戰 (zh)
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  • Formosa Air Battle (en)
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