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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.
Admiral Halsey did not live to see the release of this film, passing away on August 16, 1959, a couple months after production ended.
Fleet Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.:
There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
The film uses F6F Hellcat fighter planes, which were not in combat service in 1942. Also, the F6Fs used in the film have wing-tip fuel tanks, which were a post-war innovation, not used in WWII.
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