Frontier Former Editor

August 10, 2009

Holy haberdashery!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:10 pm

Michael provides us with a delightful essay on hats this week, and it reminded me of the hat I’d like to have:


This man, Marc Mitscher, commanded the single largest and most powerful battle fleet ever to see combat. And instead of gold braid, admiral’s stars or other regalia suited to a fleet command. Mitscher wore a lobsterman’s cap with a simple USN officer’s crest. If that doesn’t illustrate serene self awareness and utility of purpose, what does?

That’s a hat . . . .

(08-11-09: I should clarify the statement ‘single largest battle fleet.’ Mitscher commanded Task Force 58. In th esense that it was a unified group of ships operating as a single force in combat, it was probably the largest and most powerful battle fleet ever to see combat.”



  1. Going to keep my eye out.
    I’ll keep you posted.

    Comment by Michaelm — August 10, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

  2. BUT

    he looks TOO OLD to be commanding a Huge Naval Battle Fleet, rampaging all over the Vast Pacific in his mid-Fifties AND contriving to die at 60

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — August 12, 2009 @ 2:34 am

  3. Then you should have gotten a gander at John Sidney McCain’s grandfather . . . .,_Sr.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — August 12, 2009 @ 7:21 am

  4. Understated yet jaunty. I like it.

    Comment by azahar — August 12, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

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