For the United States, after the Leyte naval battle, their amphibious forces gradually took control of this strategic island and then developed their attack to own the entire Philippine territory. Not only that, the US troops also owned and controlled all of the airspace and territorial waters around the Philippines archipelago, from which they owned the Pacific region, built bases to enter Taiwan and Hainan, Ryukyu and open the door into Japanese territory. Just a girl who love cats poster. The Battle of Leyte was considered the largest naval battle during World War II and was also considered one of the largest naval battles in the history of war. With its scale and stature, the battle has left many lessons of success and failure for both sides.