Attacked by surprise, Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita ordered the withdrawal from the war zone, and requested the reorganization of the operational squadron. He ordered the two most modern battleships Yamato and Mushasi to sail between them, and the remaining ships to cover them. They continue into the San Bernardio Strait. At 8 am on October 24, about 27 nautical miles from San Bernardio, Kurita’s train was discovered by reconnaissance aircraft of the US Fleet 3. Some girls are just born with the beach in their souls poster. Admiral William Halsey immediately ordered VF20 fighter squadrons, VB20 bomber squadrons and VT20 torpedo squadron from aircraft carriers taking off, taking down bombs and mines in successive Japanese operations. Thankfully, in this battle, the 3rd Fleet had only 1/3 of the fighting force, because one day earlier, the strongest carrier task force TF38 had been ordered to leave the war zone to return to the base. keep Ulithi to refuel.