Fleet Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, Jr., United States Navy, (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959), was a U.S. Naval officer. He commanded the South Pacific Area during the early stages of the Pacific War against Japan. Later he was commander of the Third Fleet through the duration of hostilities.

Fleet Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, Jr., United States Navy, (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959), was a U.S. Naval officer. He commanded the South Pacific Area during the early stages of the Pacific War against Japan. Later he was commander of the Third Fleet through the duration of hostilities.

Detective William Halsey Gouldman | Lynchburg Police Department, Virginia End of Watch: Wednesday, May 30, 1883

Detective William Halsey Gouldman | Lynchburg Police Department, Virginia End of Watch: Wednesday, May 30, 1883

Admiral William Halsey having Thanksgiving dinner with the crew of battleship USS New Jersey, his flagship, November 1944. (US National Archives)

[Photo] Admiral William Halsey having Thanksgiving dinner with the crew of battleship USS New Jersey, his flagship, 30 Nov 1944

Admiral William Halsey having Thanksgiving dinner with the crew of battleship USS New Jersey, his flagship, November 1944. (US National Archives)

William Halsey painting titled X-2

William Halsey painting titled "X-2"

William Halsey painting titled X-2

William Halsey painting titled Dance

William Halsey painting titled "Dance"

William Halsey painting titled Dance

The Bull: Fleet Admiral William Halsey: Fleet Admiral William "Bull" Halsey

The Bull: Fleet Admiral William Halsey

TIME Magazine Cover: Adm. William Halsey - July 23, 1945 - Admirals - Navy - World War II - Military

TIME Magazine Cover: Adm. William Halsey - July 23, 1945 - Admirals - Navy - World War II - Military

William  "Bull" Halsey (1882 - 1959) US admiral, important commander in the Pacific theater during World War II, his ships launched Doolittle's raid on Tokyo

William "Bull" Halsey (1882 - 1959) US admiral, important commander in the Pacific theater during World War II, his ships launched Doolittle's raid on Tokyo

U.S. Admiral William Halsey (right), commander of the 3rd Fleet, U.S. Navy, talks with Vice Admiral John McCain on board the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62 ) on the way to the Philippines, December 1944.

U.S. Admiral William Halsey (right), commander of the 3rd Fleet, U.S. Navy, talks with Vice Admiral John McCain on board the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62 ) on the way to the Philippines, December 1944.

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