William Halsey

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William Halsey

William Frederick Halsey, Jr., GBE (October 30, 1882August 16, 1959) (commonly referred to as "Bill" or "Bull" Halsey), was an American Fleet Admiral in the United States Navy. He commanded the South Pacific Area during the early stages of the Pacific War against Japan. Later he was commander of the Third Fleet through the duration of hostilities.


  • By the time we're through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell.
    • Bradley, James. Flyboys. 2004, page 138
  • Kill Japs, kill Japs, kill more Japs!
    • Bradley, James. Flyboys. 2004, page 138
    • Evans, Thomas. Sea of Thunder. 2006, page 1
    • Fussell, Paul. Wartime. 1990, page 119

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