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Raymond A. Spruance

Raymond A. Spruance

Raymond Ames Spruance was a United States Navy admiral in World War II. Spruance commanded US naval forces during two of the most significant naval battles that took place in the Pacific theater, the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The Battle of Midway was the first major victory for the United States over Japan and is seen by many as the turning point of the Pacific war. The Battle of the Philippine Sea was also a significant victory for the US. The Navy's official historian said of the Battle of Midway "...Spruance's performance was superb... emerged from this battle one of the greatest admirals in American naval history". After the war, Spruance was ... more on Wikipedia

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