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Fast carrier operations: Strategic doctrine of the U.S. Navy in World War Two in the Pacific, which greatly increased the tempo of carrier operations by keeping them mostly at sea, with intense underway replenishment and repair, and by alternating command and planning with two fleet staffs
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- World War Two in the Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- Logistics (military) : "The science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces." (Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)
- Underway replenishment : A series of techniques, introduced in the Second World War, for keeping warships in constant operation by resupplying them at sea; challenging both in the pure seamanship of the transfer, and the logistical system that brings supplies to the ships
- United States Third Fleet : Currently the eastern Pacific-U.S. West Coast naval component of United States Pacific Command, based in San Diego, California; was the Central Pacific combat fleet in the Second World War when under the command of ADM William Halsey
- United States Fifth Fleet : Now the U.S. Navy component of United States Central Command; in WWII, the Pacific Fleet when under the command of ADM Raymond Spruance
- William Calhoun : U.S. Navy vice admiral who commanded Service Force Pacific, the underway replenishment organization that supported fast carrier operations
- Chester W. Nimitz : United States Navy fleet admiral (1885-1966) who was Commander in Chief, Pacific and Pacific Ocean Areas in World War II