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Clifton Sprague

Given NameClifton
CountryUnited States


ww2dbase"Ziggy" Sprague commanded a group of CVEs and a handful of DDs and DEs in his Task Unit 77.4.3 during the Leyte Campaign. Confronted a large number of Japanese heavy warships during the Battle off Samar in the Leyte Campaign.

Last Major Revision: Jan 2005

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Event(s) Participated:
» Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign

Ship(s) Served:
» Wasp (Essex-class)

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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

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