Raymond Spruance

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Birthday
3, 1886
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Dec 13, 1969 (83)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
3, 1886
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Dec 13, 1969 (83)

About

U.S. Navy Admiral who commanded carriers during the Battle of Midway and planned the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Before Fame

He began his naval career aboard the USS Iowa.

Trivia

He was known for his calm demeanor in times of crisis.

Family Life

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Associated With

His success in battle elevated him to the rank of Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He took over this post from Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz.