Marc Mitscher’s letter to the ships when Task Force 58 became Task Force 38 for the first time.
Above and below: from the papers of Ralph Masis, yoeman on the USS Lexington, flagship of Adm. Mitscher. Yoeman Masis was seriously wounded in the kamikaze attack on the Lexington, Nov. 5, 1944.
Submitted by Ralph’s nephew, Steve Hatchett
CINCPAC (Commander in Chief, Pacific Area [Nimitz]) report on the Battles for Leyte Gulf: