Army & Navy - Tommy Hart Speaks Out

Navy men have long fumed that the Army grabs the glory while the Navy has done most of the fighting. Some admirals have advocated a high-pressure Hurrah-Navy campaign; others have preferred to suffer in seadog silence. But one 65-year-old admiral waited no longer last week.

Before Dec. 7 hard-bitten little Thomas C. Hart commanded the grandiloquently named, puppy-sized U.S. Asiatic Fleet (two cruisers, 13 destroyers, 27 submarines, some auxiliaries). Later he took over what there was of a Pacific Allied Fleet until he was relieved last February in favor of the late...

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