William Halsey and Chester Nimitz
engineered such key Pacific naval victories in World War II.
Young's book also features a discussion of leadership in the Pacific - Admirals Chester Nimitz
, William Halsey Jr.
He mediated the disputes of policy and personality between the Army and the Navy and between MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz
that frustrated the American war effort, he made possible DolittleAEs famous raid on Tokoyo, when no other admiral would risk his ships.
MacArthur's success was due in part to his selection of and his reliance on first-rate subordinate commanders, such as the Airman George Kenney, Admiral Thomas Kinkaid, and infantry General Walter Krueger, as well as his willingness to work with key naval commanders such as Chester Nimitz
, William Halsey, and Raymond Spruance despite intense inter-Service rivalries.
With very limited resources and the added handicap of a divided Pacific command (shared with Admiral Chester Nimitz
, owing to Admiral Ernest King who detested the general), he took back more areas of enemy occupation and control with less casualties than any other theater commander of WWII.
wanted to strike Formosa (now Taiwan) instead, believing there was no harm in skipping the Philippines altogether.
Admiral Chester Nimitz
was once court-martialed for running his ship aground, and the late Colonel David Hackworth, America's most decorated living soldier during his lifetime, was chastised for running a Saigon brothel for his men.
Navy Admiral and hero of the Pacific theater of WW II, Chester Nimitz
first recognized the need for a consolidated organization to manage the administration of naval air forces in the Pacific, and recommended the establishment of an aviation Type Commander (TYCOM).
Finally, the superb leadership and unflappable strength of Pacific Theater Commander Admiral Chester Nimitz
shows through in virtually every chapter.
Eisenhower, Mark Clark, Bill Donovan, Claire Chennault, Chester Nimitz
, Bull Halsey, Frank Fletcher, Ray Spruance, Vinegar Joe Stillwell, George S.
who were able to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them that spring--and had the courage to act when the time came to gamble on victory.