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Spruance to command Task Force 16. Spruance had distinguished himself as the commander of Cruiser Division 5, escorting the Enterprise and Hornet on Halsey’s recent raids against Wake Island, and the Gilbert and Marshall island chains. When Fletcher arrived at the rendezvous site, he assumed control of the two task forces as the ranking admiral. His carrierbased assets included 233 warplanes (only 13 fewer than the Japanese). Midway’s meager air force included 20 obsolete Brewster F2A Buffalo fighters, 6 Wildcats, 18 Dauntlesses, 21 obsolescent Vindicator dive-bombers, 6 brand-new TBF-1 Avenger torpedo bombers, and 29 Consolidated PBY Catalina seaplanes.
Gillette of Iowa, who supported the teenage jitterbugs and thought the WPB had gone too far. ‘As long as the zoot suits aren’t hurting the war effort, I say let them go ahead and wear them,’ he opined. ’’’ Also among the zoot suit’s enemies were select members of the African American establishment. One of the country’s largest-circulation black newspapers was the Pittsburgh Courier. According Zoot! by John E. Stanchak the city looking for zoot-suiters. It was the beginning of what are remembered as the Zoot Suit Riots.
The Imperial Navy’s plan to take control of the eastern Indian Ocean was put on hold, and the Kido Butai, its massed carrier division, was called back to the Pacific. Several fighter groups from the Pacific and China fronts were reassigned to duty in the home islands. Plans for the occupation of American-held Midway, at the northwestern end of the Hawaiian Islands, were accelerated. To provide a diversion from the main effort there, another force would seize part of the Aleutian Islands. Midway’s capture would not only stretch Japan’s boundaries, but also put the Americans on the strategic defensive by threatening Pearl Harbor with air attack and give Japan a base from which to invade Hawaii.
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