I do not know this.I wonder if the B-26 crews ever practice torpedo attacks before they were in action at Midway?
"Halsey at Midway" is another great 'what if'
Fletcher gets poor treatment from many historians, in my opinion. In this timeline, he should still see some work in the South Pacific.
I've always found it amusing that when he commanded the fleet, he usually flew his flag on Indianapolis, named for his home town. Of course, she and Portland were fitted as fleet flagships, so she had the capability. And he WAS a cruiser admiral before ascending to Task Force and Fleet command.
He did lose his ship here, though. He might get a TF of escort carriers, at least for a while, if he gets carriers at all.
Fitch did some great work as Commander Aircraft South Pacific, and he had Army, Navy, Marine and NZ air power under him. If he has a command at sea, who gets plugged into his historic position?
It is a what if that probably would not have turned out well for the US. His skin would have been killing him.
I, personally, am a big fan of old Frank. Criminally underrated. Goddam you Morison.
Please... talking about the Indianapolis always makes depressed as hell.
Mitscher with the Sangamons? Interesting. Four Jeeps and an Admiral for a propaganda movie.
Towers? Hope not.
And I'm glad you liked the meme.