Raymond A. Spruance

1886 - 1969

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Raymond Ames Spruance (July 3, 1886 – December 13, 1969) was a United States Navy admiral during World War II. He commanded U.S. naval forces during one of the most significant naval battles that took place in the Pacific Theatre: the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He also commanded Task Force 16 at the Battle of Midway, comprising the carriers Enterprise and Hornet. At Midway, dive bombers from the Enterprise crippled two carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Kaga and the flagship Akagi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond A. Spruance has received more than 1,067,826 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Raymond A. Spruance is the 445th most popular military personnel (down from 412th in 2019), the 1,301st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,171st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Military Personnel.

Raymond A. Spruance was a United States Navy admiral in World War II. He is most famous for his victory in the Battle of Midway, which was a major turning point in the war in the Pacific.

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Among military personnels, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 445 out of 1,468Before him are Levin August von Bennigsen, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Hasdrubal Gisco, George Maniakes, Oghul Qaimish, and Saburō Sakai. After him are Pavel Nakhimov, Jan Kubiš, Paul von Rennenkampf, Okita Sōji, Gustav Wagner, and Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria.

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Among people born in 1886, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 43Before him are Aron Nimzowitsch, Paul Tillich, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Henri Coandă, Archibald Hill, and Garegin Nzhdeh. After him are Jisaburō Ozawa, Dong Biwu, Rex Stout, Franz Rosenzweig, Alain-Fournier, and Vittorio Pozzo. Among people deceased in 1969, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 39Before him are Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Alexandra David-Néel, Boris Karloff, Robert Taylor, Wacław Sierpiński, and Walter Christaller. After him are Eberhard von Mackensen, Vjekoslav Luburić, Allen Dulles, Zakir Husain, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, and Vito Genovese.

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Among people born in United States, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 1,301 out of 18,182Before him are Hugh David Politzer (1949), Aaron Copland (1900), Dean Reed (1938), Kelly McGillis (1957), Lucille Ball (1911), and George Carlin (1937). After him are Larry Bird (1956), Nora Roberts (1950), Frederick Douglass (1818), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), and Cass Elliot (1941).


Among military personnels born in United States, Raymond A. Spruance ranks 17Before him are John J. Pershing (1860), Albert Pike (1809), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Stonewall Jackson (1824), and Yonatan Netanyahu (1946). After him are Richard Winters (1918), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), William Westmoreland (1914), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Benedict Arnold (1741), and Creighton Abrams (1914).