This title, the second of two looking at US commanders of World War II (1939-1945), examines the combat careers, personalities, uniforms, dress and appearance of the key US naval and Marine commanders. These men played a crucial role in the defeat of the Axis powers, particularly in the Pacific theater during such battles as Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Iwo Jima. Among those covered are Holland.
Harold Raynsford Stark (1880-1972) was a naval officer, and Chief of Naval Operations from August 1, 1939 to March 2, 1942. From the description of Stark, Harold R. (Harold Raynsford), 1880-1972 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570483. Epithet: US admiral.
The controversy centers on whether he and his Director of War Plans, Admiral Richmond K. Turner provided sufficient information to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, Commander of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, about Japanese moves in the fall of 1941 to enable to Kimmel to anticipate an attack and to take steps to counter it. Captain (later Rear Admiral) Edwin T. Layton was Kimmel's chief.
Harold Raynsford Stark Admiral, United States Navy: Born at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1880, Harold Raynsford Stark graduted from the United States Naval Academy in 1903. He married Katherine Adele Rhodes, July 24, 1907. He was commissioned an Ensign, February 2, 1905, and advanced through the grades to Admiral, August 1, 1939. He served in various assignments at sea and ashore.
Admiral Kimmel Dies, May 14, 1968 Listen here Today in 1968, retired US Navy Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel died in Groton, Connecticut. Kimmel gained notoriety for his role as the Commander of the Pacific Fleet at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Today, the Kimmel family continues to fight for an accurate public accounting of his actions before and during that.
On 18 February 1941, Kimmel wrote to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral Harold Rainsford Stark: I feel that a surprise attack (submarine, air, or combined) on Pearl Harbor is a possibility, and we are taking immediate practical steps to minimize the damage inflicted and to ensure that the attacking force will pay. On 18 April 1941, Kimmel wrote to the CNO requesting additional.
Husband E. Kimmel was born on February 26, 1882 and died on May 14, 1968. Husband E. Kimmel would have been 86 years old at the time of death or 133 years old today.
Reasons to Support the Advancement of Rear Admiral Kimmel on the Retired List Admiral Kimmel was the only qualified flag officer not advanced to his highest held wartime rank in accordance with The Officer Personnel Act of 1947—certainly to an honorable man, a form of punishment. There are a myriad of reasons why the Admiral should be so advanced. Here are some of them: 1. The giants of WW.
First, and most important, Roosevelt named Admiral Ernest Joseph King, Jr., to the post of Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations, replacing Admiral Stark. King had commanded the Submarine Base at New London and a division of S-boats and had played a key role in salvaging two sunken submarines in the 1920s, the S-51 and the S-4.
An Interview with Admiral Kimmel. Dean Clarence Manion. December 7. Whenever this fateful date reoccurs on the calendar, it invariably revives a flood of tragic and painful recollections. The pain of recollection will be intensified this year when you read the recently published frank, and informative, memoirs of the widely experienced and universally respected General Albert C. Wedemeyer.
Husband E. Kimmel (1882-1968) was a career officer in the U.S. Navy, 1904 to 1942. He attained the rank of rear admiral in 1938 and then admiral February 1, 1941, assuming command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and combined U.S. Fleet in Pearl Harbor. As senior officer along with Lt. General Walter C. Short on December 7, 1941 at the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, he was held.
HISTORICAL NEWS AND COMMENT. An Interview with Admiral Kimmel. Dean Clarence Manion. December 7. Whenever this fateful date reoccurs on the calelndar, it invariably revives a flood of tragic and painful recollections. The pain of recollection will be intensified this year when you read the recently published frank, and informative, memoirs of the widely experienced and universally respected.
King; Admiral Harold R. Stark, chief of naval operations; General George C. Marshall, chief of staff of the army; and Lieutenant General H. H. Arnold, deputy chief of staff for the army air corps were among the officers who met with their British counterparts during the Arcadia Conference, which lasted until Jan. 14, 1942. From this meeting evolved the creation of the combined chiefs of staff.
Based on Findings XVIII and XIX, the Court is of the opinion that Admiral Harold R. Stark, U.S.N., Chief of Naval Operations and responsible for the operations of the Fleet, failed to display the sound judgement expected of him in that he did not transmit to Admiral Kimmel, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, during the very critical period 26 November to 7 December, important information which.
This was just the sort of information Kimmel had clearly been seeking in a formal letter he personally delivered to Admiral Stark in June 1941. In it, Kimmel referred to his distance from the seat of government “in complex and rapidly changing situations,” and to his belief that there perhaps was confusion regarding who in the CNO’s office was responsible for keeping him informed, and.Admiral Harold R. Stark: None of us doubt that war is coming. We know they have an expeditionary force heading south. Rear Admiral Theodore S. Wilkinson: Sir, as hostilities seem imminent, may I recommend that you telephone Admiral Kimmel. in Hawaii. (Stark looks around the room, undecided, while Kramer and Wilkinson watch anxiously. Finally.It may be noted that Admiral Stark had recommended Admiral Kimmel for this assignment. In the fitness report on Admiral Kimmel (Exhibit 25), which Admiral Stark prepared after the issuance of the Robert's Report, and in which he stated that an adverse report had been made on Admiral Kimmel he also stated that he had always considered Admiral Kimmel to be an outstanding officer and still did.