Japanese Forces

  • Rear Admiral Masanori Kimura

No. 1 Dash Unit

Escort Squadron 3

Destroyer Division 52

  • Sugi
  • Kashi

Destroyer Division 43

  • Kaya (minimally damaged)(minimally damaged)
    Notes: Minor damage from strafing.

Destroyer Squadron 2

  • Rear Admiral Masanori Kimura

Destroyer Division 7

  • Kasumi (force flagship)(force flagship)
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. Matsumoto Shoohei

Destroyer Division 2

  • Captain Nagayoshi Shiraishi
  • Kiyoshimo (flagship)(flagship) (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Cdr. Isamu Miyazaki
    Notes: Crippled by two bomb hits, sunk by PT torpedo; 84 killed.
  • Asashimo Lt. Cdr. Yoshirou Sugihara

No. 2 Dash Unit

  • Ashigara (damaged)(damaged)
    Notes: Damaged by a bomb, 10 casualties.
  • Oyodo (minimally damaged)(minimally damaged)
    Commanding officer: Captain Kakuro Mutaguchi
    Notes: Slight damage from two bombs (one a dud); 1 wounded.

American Forces

  • 13 x B-25 bombers
    Notes: From 71st Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Air Force.
  • 92 assorted fighters
  • 11 PT-boats inshore
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. A.W. Fargo
  • 11 PT-boats offshore


  • Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War by Lacroix and Wells
  • Nihon Kaigun website
  • Liberation of the Philippines by Samuel Eliot Morison