World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Two First Teams

Last week while they wereputting in only day-to-day tactical details on the Pacific war map,U.S. commanders were mixing the tints for more broad-stroke strategy.

At headquarters on Guam which his forces had just recaptured, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz gave an idea of the method to be used. It will be continuous blows of Nimitz' mighty Central Pacific forces —two complete teams: the Third Fleet under Admiral Halsey, with the Third Amphibious Group under Rear Admiral Conolly and the III Amphibious Corps under Major General Geiger; the Fifth Fleet under Admiral Spruance, with the Fifth Amphibious Group under Rear Admiral Hill...

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