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 (hôl′zē), William Frederick Known as "Bull." 1882-1959.
American naval officer who during World War II led American naval forces to several important victories, including the Battle of Leyte Gulf (1944). On September 2, 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered aboard his flagship, the USS Missouri.


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William Frederick, 1882–1959, U.S. admiral.
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On that date the Navy was hit by a "perfect" storm that almost stalled the American invasion of Japan and nearly ended the career of Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, who was to become one of the Navy's iconic figures.
Mark Halsey made a complaint to police in his home town of Bolton about online posts sent after his officiating of Liverpool's home league defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
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