US Navy Vice Admiral William Halsey with his Aircraft Battle Force staff in late 1941 or with Task Force 16 staff in early 1942, aboard USS Enterprise

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Added Date 29 Jun 2008

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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
29 Jun 2008 08:41:18 AM

Complete caption:

Vice Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., USN (center)

With members of his staff, while he was Commander Aircraft, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet, in late 1941, or Commander Task Force 16, in the first months of 1942. Photographed on the bridge of USS Enterprise (CV-6).
Those present are (from left to right):
Lieutenant Colonel Julian P. Brown, USMC
Lieutenant Horace D. Moulton, USNR
Lieutenant Commander Sherman E. Burroughs, Jr., USN
Commander Miles R. Browning, USN, Chief of Staff
Chief Signalman R. Gardner, USN
Lieutenant Commander Gale E. Griggs, USN
Vice Admiral Halsey
Captain Bankston T. Holcomb, Jr., USMC
Lieutenant Commander Leonard J. Dow, USN
Commander Bertram Groesbeck, Jr., USN(MC)
Chief Quartermaster H.G. Gibson, USN
Lieutenant Commander William H. Ashford, Jr., USN
Lieutenant Commander Bromfield B. Nichol, USN
Commander William H. Buracker, USN
Chief Yeoman P.T. Hunt, USN
Chief Yeoman H.C. Carroll, USN and
Yeoman I.N. Bowman, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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