Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (bull) Quotes

William Frederick Halsey Jr., GBE (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959), known as Bill Halsey or "Bull" Halsey, was an American fleet admiral in the United States Navy. At the start of the War in the Pacific (1941–45) Halsey commanded the task force centered on the carrier Enterprise in a series of raids against Japanese-held targets. He was made commander, South Pacific Area and led the Allied forces over the course of the Battle for Guadalcanal (1942–43) and the fighting up the Solomon chain (1942–45). In 1943 he was made commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war

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Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (bull)


“Before we're done with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in Hell!”

Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (bull)


“There are no extraordinary men...just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.”

Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (bull)


“There are no great men. Just great challenges which ordinary men,out of necessity, are forced by circumstance to meet.”

Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (bull)


“Kill Japs, Kill Japs, Kill more Japs!”

Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (bull)


“I never trust a fighting man who doesnt smoke or drink.”

Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (bull)


“The Third Fleet's sunken and damaged ships have been salvaged and are retiring at high speed toward the enemy.”

Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (bull)