Self confidence and Admiral Halsey


The usual time between planes landing on a carrier deck was 30 seconds. Kleiss' group landed once with only 10 seconds between planes. They were that good. They also had Admiral Halsey. The men knew that if they had to crash land in the ocean that Halsey would do everything possible to pick them up. During a strike on Wake Island, Tom Ebersole had to put down in the water. Halsey turned the whole fleet around to go look for him. They picked him up and got back into position for the Battle of Midway just 1 day later.