About Midway, Fletcher, books etc.

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  1. tomo pauk

    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    Stumbled on this blog, where the former dive-bomber pilot condemns adm. Fletcher for disobeying orders to close in against IJN carriers, hence loosing too much time to launch it's decesive strikes, while the cost in men and machines skyrocketed for the USA. Wonder whether someone dweled in this stuff more deeply? Same man is the author of the negative critique of the book about Fletcher.
     
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    thanks for posting this!
     
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    This is an issue that has been discussed before. it is contentious. there is a dedicated core of very well read people here, that are of the opinion that fletcher is one of the most underrated and most over scape goated admirals of the war.

    I dont really share that belief. I accept he was given an extraordinarily difficult task on a number of occasions, and certainly he was blamed for things that really he did not deserve the blame for, but I just dont see him as a brilliant cutting edge carrier admiral of the war.

    Good luck with this
     
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