Approved | | Biography, Drama, War
A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.
Rear Admirals Scott and Callaghan were both killed in action in the naval battle of Guadalcanal. Admiral Halsey, who received a promotion, asked that his stars be given to the widows of the two men because, he said, their actions earned him that promotion. Halsey could not have known it at the time, but Admiral Scott was killed in a friendly fire incident aboard the USS Atlanta when it was accidentally fired upon by the USS San Francisco.
Lt. Cmdr. Andy Lowe:
Admiral, where you gonna get all that stuff you promised those commanders?
Fleet Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.: ...I don't know.
Richard Jaeckel's character, Lt. Cdr. Roy Webb, introduces himself as CO of Fighting Squadron 11. In fact, Group 11 did not arrive in the Solomons until c. April 1943. In the period of the movie, USS Hornet's fighter squadron was VF-72.
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