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.
[Photo] Admiral William Halsey having Thanksgiving dinner with the crew of battleship USS New Jersey, his flagship, 30 Nov 1944
Fleet Admiral William Halsey Jr. (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959) was an American fleet admiral in the United States Navy. 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. He was Grand Marshall in 1946.
addesden Place, near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, England, was designed by architect James Wyatt and built between 1768 and 1773, and was the home of the noted Hertfordshire Halsey family. The Halseys moved to Great Gaddesden in 1458 and later became lessees of the Rectory of Gaddesden until March 12, 1545. When Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries during the Reformation, he granted the estate to William Halsey. Thomas Halsey MP (1731–1788) erected Gaddesden Place, to Wyatt's design