Raymond Ames Spruance
Raymond Ames Spruance (July 3, 1886 – December 13, 1969) was a United States Navy admiral in World War II.
Spruance commanded US naval forces during two of the most significant naval battles that took place in the Pacific theater, the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The Battle of Midway was the first major victory for the United States over Japan and is seen by many as the turning point of the Pacific war. The Battle of the Philippine Sea was also a significant victory for the US. The Navy's official historian said of the Battle of Midway "...Spruance's performance was superb...(he) emerged from this battle one of the greatest admirals in American naval history". After the war, Spruance was appointed President of the Naval War College, and later served as American ambassador to the Philippines.
Spruance was nicknamed "electric brain" for his calmness even in moments of supreme crisis: a reputation enhanced by his successful tactics at Midway.

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Raymond Ames Spruance (July 3, 1886 – December 13, 1969) was a United States Navy admiral in World War II. Spruance commanded US naval forces during ...
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Biography. Raymond Ames Spruance was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on 3 July 1886, son of Alexander P. and Annie Ames (Hiss) Spruance. He attended high ...
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Spruance, Raymond Ames (1886-1969) National Archives #80-G-225341. In 1924, as Bill Halsey was preparing to turn over command of destroyer Osborne to Ray Spruance, he ...
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I think Spruance should have gotten the 5 star rank, Halsey screwed up at Leyte Gulf and that screw up should have cost him. Spruance didn't ...
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Raymond Ames Spruance was born on July 3, 1886 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Anapolis and graduated in 1906.
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The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
Thomas B. Buell, 2013
She named her son Raymond Ames Spruance in allegiance to her Ames heritage and in memory of an illustrious ancestor, Bishop Edward Raymond Ames. Eighty years later Spruance stood with his daughter before a picture of the bishop.
The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (Classics of Naval Literature)
The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (Classics of Naval Literature)
Thomas B. Buell, 2009
Cdr. Thomas B. Buell, USN (Ret.), is the author of several books, most notably Master of Seapower: A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King. He is deceased.
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Personal letters received and copies of letters sent, 1944-1968; official navy communications received and drafts of messages sent, chiefly relating to duty assignments, 1906-1950; personal correspondence file of Commander Fifth Fleet ...
The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)
The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Craig L. Symonds, 2011
"The Battle of Midway was the hinge on which the war in the Pacific turned. Its story deserves retelling, and Symonds' book does a wonderful job of it." --The American Spectator"Mr. Symonds has marshaled the data of seven decades to produce an account that is clear and readable, benefiting from his easy expertise in naval matter...
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Clear Purpose, Comprehensive Execution Raymond Ames Spruance (1886- 1969) By Wayne P. Hugbes, jr. As operational commander of hundreds of ships and aircraft, Admiral Raymond A. Spruance had the capacity to distill what he ...
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Ian W. Toll, 2011
“An entertaining, impressively researched chronicle of the tense period between the bombing of Pearl Harbor and American victory at the battle of Midway.” (Kirkus)“The research is thorough, the writing clear, and the narrative flow exemplary...it is difficult to think of a recent book on this subject that is of such consistently outstanding value.”...
The Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II
The Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II
Steven Trent Smith, 2003
Praise for The Rescue"Steven Trent Smith grapples boldly with several big subjects: the Japanese occupation of the Philippines; the capture of Japan's 'Z Plan' (the decisive-battle strategy for destroying the U.S. Pacific Fleet); the rescue by submarine of forty Americans stranded in the Philippines; the climactic Battle of the ...
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Served in the U.S. Navy from 1907 through 1948. Battle of Midway, Battle of the Philippine Sea, Battle of Iwo Jima, Battle of Okinawa The Navy's official historian said of the Battle of Midway "...Spruance's performance was superb...(he) emerged from this battle one of the greatest admirals in American naval history"
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Soundings in Narragansett Bay's Naval History: Artifact Spotlight: Admiral R.A. Spruance's Distinguished Service Medal, 1942
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Past president George Bush (Sr.) was shot down, like several other aviators, by the Japanese on Ichi Jima. Why didn't the Navy reduce aviator casualties by bombarding the targets on Ichi Jima from their capital ships? —Richard * * * Dear Richard, The U.S.
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Information Dissemination: NWC Review Autumn 2009
The Naval War College Review Autumn 2009 edition is out. I've already been talking with some of the other authors here, and I have a feeling some of these articles are likely to come up as discussion topics.
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Real and Simulated Wars: Harpoon 3 ANW - Fighting the Wrong Battle with the Wrong Warships - Part 1
On the night of June 18th, 1944 Admiral Raymond Ames Spruance decided to move Task Force 58 away from the Japanese fleet and back into a position near the main body of the US Fifth Fleet . Many have criticized Admiral Spruance for this decision (an entire Japanese fleet escaped unmolested), but few have recognized that he was committed to support and protect the amphibious operation at Saipan.
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Military Videos of the World - USS Spruance: Namesake and Story
The story behind the USS Spruance and it's namesake Adm. Raymond Ames Spruance.
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