Admiral Fletcher, Sir.
- Good morning, Sir.

Welcome home, Jack. Congratulations
on bringing your cripple in.

Well, we got lucky. - We haven't got
much time, so I'll make this fast.

Halsey's beached, in the hospital.
Won't be leaving for a while.

I'm sending you out again, Jack,
in 72 hours. In full combat readiness.

That's impossible! It'll be 3 months
before the Yorktown's in commission.

Spruance has replaced Halsey. He takes
Hornet and Enterprise to sea tomorrow.

You follow him 48 hours later.
Spruance is a cruiser commander!
- He knows carrier tactics.

Yeah, but he can't fly.
- Neither can you.

And he sure as hell
can't learn it by tomorrow, can he?.

Congratulations, Ray.
- Well, I'm still in a state of shock.

Nice seeing you again, Matt.
How's the hand?. - Coming fine, Sir.

We could have used you at Coral Sea.
He's on your Air Operations staff
on the Yorktown.

We face the biggest force the enemy
has ever sortied, over 200 ships.

They've got 4-to-1 supremacy.
Yamamoto himself is commanding.
We know when
and from where he's going to sail,

we know their original courses.
We don't know their rendezvous point,
course changes or when they'll strike.

They could hit from the northwest,
but intelligence doesn't support that.

Ray, assuming
this isn't just an elaborate ruse,

Washington thinks it is,
but assuming they're wrong,

what kind of move do you suggest?.
Well, I'd take my carriers here,
to a point northeast of Midway,