Person:Raymond Spruance (2)

Raymond Ames Spruance
b.3 Jul 1886
d.13 Dec 1969
m. 30 DEC 1914
  1. Edward D. Spruance - 1969
  2. Margaret Spruance1919 - 1996
Facts and Events
Name Raymond Ames Spruance
Gender Male
Birth? 3 Jul 1886
Marriage 30 DEC 1914 to Margaret Vance Dean
Death? 13 Dec 1969
Reference Number? Q316471?

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Raymond Ames Spruance (July 3, 1886 – December 13, 1969) was a United States Navy admiral in World War II. He commanded U.S. naval forces during two of the most significant naval battles that took place in the Pacific Theatre: the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. At Midway, Spruance scored the first major victory for the United States over Japan; most historians consider Midway the turning point of the Pacific War.

Official Navy historian Samuel Eliot Morison characterized Spruance's performance as "superb", and said that he "emerged from this battle one of the greatest admirals in American naval history".

Spruance was nicknamed "electric brain" for his calmness even in moments of supreme crisis, a reputation enhanced by his successful tactics at Midway. After the war, Spruance was appointed President of the Naval War College, and later served as American ambassador to the Philippines.

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