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Naval Air Station Museum, Admiral Halsey, Hawaii, WWII, Honolulu

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William Frederick "Bull" Halsey Jr. (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959) was a fleet admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. He is one of four individuals to have attained the rank of fleet admiral of the United States Navy, the others being Ernest King, William Leahy, and Chester W. Nimitz.

Halsey was made commander of the South Pacific Area and led the Allied forces over the course of the Battle for Guadalcanal (1942–1943) and the fighting up the Solomon chain (1942–1945).[2] In 1943 he was made commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war. He took part in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of the Second World War and, by some criteria, the largest naval battle in history. He was promoted to fleet admiral in December 1945 and retired from active service in March 1947. Wikipedia

Date Digital

11-14-2019

Date Original

1945-09-21

Format

Black and white photographic print

Digital Collection

WWII Heros

Keywords

Naval Air Station Museum, Admiral Halsey, Hawaii, WWII, Honolulu

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