Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
July 3, 1886 - December 13, 1969
US Navy WW1 - WW2

Admiral Spruance was nicknamed "The Electric Brain" for his ability to stay calm in the most stressful situations


Spruance played a vital role in the war effort including the preparation for and command of the capture of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945.

Spurance Nimitz Buckner

Four of the Admirals in the Pacific War

Gens Raymond Spruance, Chester Nimitz and General Lee


Admiral Raymond A. Spruance and Admiral William Halsey were aboard USS New Mexico at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 26 May 1945. She was the lead ship of a class of three battleships. She was one of 18 battleships that fought in the battle. The USS New Mexico fought off Kamakazi attackers before they were close encough to attack. On the next day she was attacked by two special attack aircraft; one successfully dove into her, while the other hit her with a bomb.









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  After the Battle of Midway he considered one of greatest admirals in American naval history.

After the war, Spruance was appointed President of the Naval War College, ".[1] 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.[2]



Medals of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance






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