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POLL: Should Mitscher have Been Sidelined After Midway?


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Toronto48 writes:

There was a lack of "experienced" commanders that could handle a carrier group He was a known quantity and could be expected to do a competent job. Taking a risk on a "glory boy" could have resulted in unacceptable losses


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes, he should have been sidelined
16
14%
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no, he should not have been sidelined
46
41%
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no opinion
49
44%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Mark A. Mitscher took six years to graduate from Annapolis, and author Richard D. Frank has written (in Naval History magazine, June 2011):
By rights, Mitscher should have spent the rest of the way in obscurity after the abysmal performance of his ship, the carrier Hornet (CV-8), at Midway.
Yet Mitscher continued to serve in the Pacific, and went on to serve as superintendent of the Naval Academy. Did he deserve to be sidelined after Midway?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.