Army & Navy - COMMAND: The Admiral Shoves Off

Shaggy-browed "Bull" Halsey was moving on. In the "Admiral's Cabin," a roomy office on the second floor of a former French barracks in Noumea, there was handshaking and bluff well-wishing. Admiral William F. Halsey had just handed over a command that had once been the toughest in U.S. naval history. The now quiescent South Pacific was going to a top administrative officer—Vice Admiral John Henry Newton, formerly deputy commander of the Pacific Fleet. Said Halsey to his men: ". . . Carry on the smashing South Pacific tradition . . . and...

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