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People/Characters: Raymond A. Spruance

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Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, USN by Emmet P. [from old catalog] Forrestel
Aerology and Amphibious Warfare: The Battle of Midway by Chief of Naval Operations Aerology SectionAdmiral, USN
Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls June 1942 - April 1944 by Samuel Eliot Morison
The Battle of Midway by Craig L. Symonds
Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Actions: May 1942-August 1942 by Samuel Eliot MorisonAdmiral, USN
Fighting Admirals of World War II by David Wragg
Great American Naval Battles by Jack Sweetman
How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals by Edwin P. Hoyt
Incredible Victory by Walter Lord
Men of War: Great Naval Leaders of World War II by Stephen Howarth
Midway 1942: Turning point in the Pacific by Mark Healy
Midway 1942: Turning Point in the Pacific (Campaign) by Mark Stille
Midway [1976 film] by Jack Smight
Midway Inquest: Why the Japanese Lost the Battle of Midway by Dallas W. Isom
Miracle at Midway by Gordon W. Prange
The Pacific War: The Strategy, Politics, and Players that Won the War by William B. Hopkins
The Quiet Warrior : A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance by Thomas B. Buell
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall

Character description

Raymond A. Spruance (1885-1969): American admiral. A gunnery expert, his navy career had not been particularly distinguished until World War II. He commanded the escort ships of William Halsey's aircraft carrier force. When Halsey became sick before the Battle of Midway, Spruance took over his task force, and his performance was key to the American victory in that battle. Spruance went on to become one of the top American officers of the war; he was also the commander at the American victory in the Philippine Sea. Later, he would be ambassador to the Philippines.

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