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Re: Yes so the Japanese fleet was allowed to fight another day.
I sense a debate coming on and it should be a good one if it happens.
I better go check the Jiffy Pop supply....
Both admirals had faults. Spruance timidity and Halsey recklessness. I wonder how Spruance would have fared in the early raids, Doolittle Raid, Guadalcanal, raid on Rabaul. Spruance worked best when on a leash, Halsey worked best when off the leash. Spruance”s reputation is helped when you are the pet of Nimitz and well written of by a supposed historian but nothing more than a self serving bias quack like Morrison .
Do tell us how Spruance won Midway it will be news to Adm. Fletcher. Wasn’t it Spruance who recommended the cancellation of the Peleliu invasion which savaged the 1st Marine Div for no gain in the war effort? Wasn’t it Spruance who created the fighter trap in the Race of the Cripples?
No the war did not get away from Admiral Halsey as some suggest even though he had two poor chiefs of staff. He had to make tough decisions which Spruance never had to make or would not make.
and not William Halsey held the power of TF58 in his hands.
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