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At a conference on 1
September called by
Admiral Struble and attended by Admirals
John M. Higgins, and
Sir William G. Andrewes (RN) in addition to
Smith, it was
tentatively agreed that the cruisers would begin the bombardment on the morning of D-minus 1, and the destroyers that afternoon after a napalm air strike had been conducted against Wŏlmi-do on D-minus 4.
At another naval gunfire conference two days later, the napalm strike was delayed until D-minus 3.