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- Battle of the Philippine Sea : An carrier battle between the U.S. and Japan in June 1944, called the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" due to the extremely heavy Japanese aircraft losses, marked the end of offensive Japanese capabilities, and gave the U.S. control of the islands from which the major B-29 bomber offensive against the Japanese Home Islands could be conducted
- Cabanatuan : A Japanese prison camp in the Philippines, against which a successful hostage rescue operation was conducted before the prisoners could be killed
- Hukbalahap : A Marxist-Leninist resistance to the WWII Japanese invasion of the Philippines, which continued as a postwar insurgency whose members were either defeated or amnestied
- Pacific Ocean : the largest single mass of water in the world, lying between Asia and Australia on its west, and North America and South America on its east.
- Philippines : A large, democratic nation of Southeast Asia, consisting of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, with many cultures, religions and languages.
- South China Sea : A part of the Pacific Ocean surrounded by nations of Southeast Asia and East Asia, important for navigation but also for small islands over which resource and sovereignty disputes exist
- Strait of Malacca : One of the world's busiest waterways, passing Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, where piracy has been a major problem
- U.S. Navy : The branch of the United States Armed Forces charged with sea operations
- USS Wasatch (AGC-9) : Serving in WWII, a Mount McKinley-class amphibious command ship