The Battle of the Philippine Sea was a major naval battle that destroyed the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions.
This battle took place in the Philippines on June 19th and 20th, 1944, ending with an American victory and Japanese defeat. This was major Navy battle of World War II. The battle took place during the U.S. invasion of the Mariana islands during the Pacific War. The head commanders were Raymond A. Spruance and Marc Mischer from the U.S. . Japans head commanders were Jissaburo Ozawa and Kakuji Kakuta.
The Philippine - American war lasted 3 years and killed 224,200 people. 4,000 Americans and 20,000 Filipino combatants died. 200,000 Filipino Civilians died due to violence, famine and disease. The civilians number one killer was dysentery.