Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: King of the Cans

Captain Arleigh Albert Burke, U.S.N., had a new job: Chief of Staff of Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher's superpowerful Task Force 58, and there was not a Navy man in the Pacific to say he did not deserve the job. At 42, the king of the "cans" had become a legend.

But destroyermen shook mournful heads nonetheless. They would see no more of the deeds of "31-Knot-Burke."

Husky, precise, wisecracking "Ollie" Burke was born on a ranch in Colorado, but his heart was in the Navy from the time he was able to walk. At Annapolis he had no time for...

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