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Old 27th August 2015, 00:47
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My father was on USS Fanshaw Bay, the flagship of Taffy 3, during the battle of Samar. He said that after they launched their planes, the escort carriers were basically running away as fast as they could, which was not very fast, and especially not fast enough for the nearby USS Gambier Bay, which he saw being sunk by Japanese gunfire. One thing he vividly recalled was the different colored splashes made by the shells from the Japanese ships, which he presumed was to aid in spotting the fall of shot from the various ships.
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