William Halsey Jr.

William F. HalseyWilliam HalseyWilliam Halsey, Jr.William F. Halsey, Jr.Admiral HalseyWilliam "Bull" HalseyHalseyWilliam F. Halsey Jr.William Halsey, JrAdmiral "Bull" Halsey
Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr., KBE (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959), known as Bill Halsey or "Bull" Halsey, was an American 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.wikipedia
597 Related Articles

Fleet admiral (United States)

Fleet AdmiralFADMAdmiral
Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr., KBE (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959), known as Bill Halsey or "Bull" Halsey, was an American admiral in the United States Navy during World War II.
Although it is a current and authorized rank, no U.S. Navy officer presently holds it, with the last U.S. Navy fleet admiral being William F. Halsey Jr., who was promoted to the rank in December 1945.

South Pacific Area

South PacificSouth Pacific ForceAirSoPac
Halsey was made commander, South Pacific Area, and led the Allied forces over the course of the Battle for Guadalcanal (1942–43) and the fighting up the Solomon chain (1942–45).
In July 1942 the South Pacific Area, under Admiral Ghormley, superseded by Admiral William Halsey Jr. from 16 October, comprised four commands: Amphibious Forces, South Pacific (AmphibForSoPac), under Admiral Richmond K. Turner, South Pacific Naval Forces under Admiral Ghormley, U.S. Army Forces South Pacific under Major General Millard Harmon, and South Pacific Air Forces under Admiral John S. McCain, Sr..

Carrier Strike Group 2

Carrier Strike Group TwoCarrier Division 2Carrier Group Two
Serving as commander, Carrier Division 2, aboard his flagship Enterprise, Halsey led a series of hit-and-run raids against the Japanese, striking the Gilbert and Marshall islands in February, Wake Island in March, and carrying out the Doolittle Raid in April 1942 against the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Japan's largest and most populous island Honshu, the first air raid to strike the Japanese Home Islands, providing an important boost to American morale.
In December 1941, on the eve of the United States' entry into the Second World War, Carrier Division Two was under the command of Vice Admiral William F. Halsey, who was also the Commander Aircraft Battle Force in the Pacific Ocean.

United States Naval Academy

U.S. Naval AcademyNaval AcademyUS Naval Academy
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Halsey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904.

Marshalls–Gilberts raids

Marshalls-Gilberts raidsGilbert and Marshallraided
Serving as commander, Carrier Division 2, aboard his flagship Enterprise, Halsey led a series of hit-and-run raids against the Japanese, striking the Gilbert and Marshall islands in February, Wake Island in March, and carrying out the Doolittle Raid in April 1942 against the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Japan's largest and most populous island Honshu, the first air raid to strike the Japanese Home Islands, providing an important boost to American morale.
warship forces were under the overall command of Vice Admiral William Halsey, Jr.

Naval War College

U.S. Naval War CollegeUS Naval War CollegeNaval Command and Staff College
Captain Halsey continued his destroyer duty on his next two-year stint at sea, starting in 1930 as Commander Destroyer Division Three of the Scouting Force, before returning to study at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Typhoon Cobra

typhoonHalsey's TyphoonCobra
After the Leyte Gulf engagement, December found the Third Fleet confronted with another powerful enemy in the form of Typhoon Cobra, which was dubbed "Halsey's Typhoon" by many.
Typhoon Cobra, also known as the Typhoon of 1944 or Halsey's Typhoon (named after Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey), was the United States Navy designation for a powerful tropical cyclone that struck the United States Pacific Fleet in December 1944, during World War II.

Doolittle Raid

Tokyo raidDoolittle RaidersRobert J. Meder
Serving as commander, Carrier Division 2, aboard his flagship Enterprise, Halsey led a series of hit-and-run raids against the Japanese, striking the Gilbert and Marshall islands in February, Wake Island in March, and carrying out the Doolittle Raid in April 1942 against the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Japan's largest and most populous island Honshu, the first air raid to strike the Japanese Home Islands, providing an important boost to American morale.
A few days later, the carrier met with Task Force 16, commanded by Vice Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.—the carrier and her escort of cruisers and destroyers in the mid-Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii.

Battle off Samar

Taffy 3SamarTaffy 2
In the desperate Battle off Samar which followed, Kurita's ships destroyed one of the escort carriers and three ships of the carriers' screen, and damaged a number of other ships as well.
Adm. William Halsey, Jr. was lured into taking his powerful 3rd Fleet after a decoy fleet, taking with him every ship in the area that he had the power to command.

Seven Society

Seven Society (University of Virginia)
While there, Halsey joined the Delta Psi fraternity and was also a member of the secretive Seven Society.

Battle of Midway

MidwayOperation MIThe Battle of Midway
Nimitz met with Halsey, who recommended his cruiser division commander, Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance, to take command for the upcoming Midway operation.
He already had Vice Admiral William Halsey's two-carrier (Enterprise and Hornet) task force at hand, though Halsey was stricken with severe dermatitis and had to be replaced by Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Halsey's escort commander.

Husband E. Kimmel

Husband KimmelAdmiral KimmelKimmel
When he testified at Admiral Husband Kimmel's hearing after the Pearl Harbor debacle he summed up American carrier tactics being to "get to the other fellow with everything you have as fast as you can and to dump it on him."
William "Bull" Halsey, who in 1941 commanded one of the Pacific Fleet's carrier task forces and rose during the War to five-star Fleet Admiral, described Kimmel as "the ideal man for the job".

William F. Halsey Sr.

William F. Halsey, Sr.
Halsey was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on October 30, 1882, the son of United States Navy Captain William F. Halsey Sr. Through his father he was a descendant of Senator Rufus King, who was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat, and Federalist.
Their son, future Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey Jr., was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Frank Jack Fletcher

Frank J. FletcherFrank FletcherAdmiral Fletcher
Nimitz considered the move, but it would mean stepping over Rear Admiral Frank Fletcher of Task Force 17, who was the senior of the two men.
He was junior TF commander under tutelage of the experts: Vice Admiral William Halsey during the Marshalls-Gilberts raids in February; Vice Admiral Wilson Brown attacking the enemy landings on New Guinea in March; and had aviation expert Rear Admiral Aubrey Fitch with him during the first Battle of the Coral Sea.

Miles Browning

Miles R. Browning
To aid Spruance, who had no experience as the commander of a carrier force, Halsey sent along his irascible chief of staff, Captain Miles Browning.
After completing his academic work, Browning was appointed to Admiral William F. Halsey's staff in the new billet of Air Tactical Officer.

United States Third Fleet

3rd FleetThird FleetU.S. 3rd Fleet
In 1943 he was made commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war.
The Third Fleet was originally formed during World War II on 15 March 1943 under the command of Admiral William F. Halsey.

Pingry School

The Pingry SchoolShort Hills Country Day SchoolThe Pingry School Lower Campus
Halsey attended the Pingry School.

Elizabeth, New Jersey

ElizabethElizabethtownElizabeth, NJ
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Halsey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. Halsey was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on October 30, 1882, the son of United States Navy Captain William F. Halsey Sr. Through his father he was a descendant of Senator Rufus King, who was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat, and Federalist.

Battle of the Coral Sea

Coral SeaBattle of Coral Seathe Coral Sea
After interviewing Fletcher and reviewing his reports from the Coral Sea engagement, Nimitz was convinced that Fletcher's performance was sound, and he was given the responsibility of command in the defense of Midway.
TF 16, commanded by Vice Admiral William F. Halsey and including the carriers and, had just returned to Pearl Harbor from the Doolittle Raid in the central Pacific.

United States Fifth Fleet

5th FleetFifth FleetU.S. 5th Fleet
Under Spruance the fleet designation was the Fifth Fleet and the Fast Carrier Task Force was designated "Task Force 58".
The ships of the Fifth Fleet also formed the basis of the Third Fleet, which was the designation of the "Big Blue Fleet" when under the command of Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr..

Fast Carrier Task Force

Task Force 58Task Force 38TF 58
The Fast Carrier Task Force was able to bring to battle enough air power to overpower land based aircraft and dominate whatever area the fleet was operating in.
The overall command of the task force alternated between two very different admirals: Raymond Spruance and William "Bull" Halsey.

The world wonders

Where is TF 34?
The tail end of this message, The world wonders, was intended as padding designed to confuse enemy decoders, but was mistakenly left in the message when it was handed to Halsey.
"The world wonders" was a phrase used as security padding in an encrypted message sent from Admiral Chester Nimitz to Admiral William Halsey, Jr. on October 25, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Brett Halsey

Bret HalseyMontgomery Ford
Admiral Halsey is also the great-uncle of actor Charles Oliver Hand, known professionally as Brett Halsey, who chose his stage name as a reference to him.
Halsey is a great-nephew of the United States Navy Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.,

Operation Cartwheel

Battle of Cape GloucesterCape GloucesterBattle of New Britain
Following the successful Bougainville operation, he then isolated and neutralized the Japanese naval stronghold at Rabaul by capturing surrounding positions in the Bismarck Archipelago in a series of amphibious landings known as Operation Cartwheel.
It called for him to attack northeastern New Guinea and western New Britain and for Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., then in command of the South Pacific Area, to attack the central Solomons.

Battle of Leyte Gulf

Battle of Surigao StraitBattle for Leyte GulfLeyte Gulf
He took part in the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of the Second World War and, by some criteria, the largest naval battle in history.
The U.S. 3rd Fleet, commanded by Admiral William F. Halsey Jr., with Task Force 38 (TF 38, the Fast Carrier Task Force, commanded by Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher), as its main component would provide more distant cover and support for the invasion.