Ernest Joseph King

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King, Ernest Joseph


Born Nov. 23, 1878, in Lorain, Ohio; died June 25, 1956, in Portsmouth, N.H. US admiral of the fleet (1944).

King graduated from the Naval Academy in 1901. From 1936 to 1941 he successively commanded base, reconnaissance, and line forces of the US Navy and was a member of the general board of the Navy Department and commander of the patrol forces. Commander of the Atlantic Fleet from February to December 1941, King was appointed commander in chief of the US Navy in December 1941, after the Pearl Harbor catastrophe, and chief of naval operations in March 1942. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs and of the Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff, King successfully directed the planning of the US naval operations in World War II. He retired in January 1946. King’s works include War Reports of George C. Marshall, H. H. Arnold, and Ernest J. King and Fleet Admiral King: A Naval Record.

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Chester Nimitz, Ernest King, and Douglas MacArthur all warned of a far greater number of dead and missing than presented at the June 18 meeting (about 30,000).
With very limited resources and the added handicap of a divided Pacific command (shared with Admiral Chester Nimitz, owing to Admiral Ernest King who detested the general), he took back more areas of enemy occupation and control with less casualties than any other theater commander of WWII.
Ernest King, and in 1942, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific (COMNAVAIR-PAC/CNAP) was established.
Rigby begins his study with brief biographies of the CCS principals: for the British, General Sir Alan Brooke, Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Cunningham, and Field Marshal Sir John Dill; for the Americans, General George Marshall, Lieutenant General Henry "Hap" Arnold, Admiral Ernest King, and Admiral William Leahy.
Admiral Ernest King, Chief of Naval Operations, continually tried to derail the efforts.
It was bad enough that the chief of naval operations, Admiral Ernest King, was forced to accept the existence of a U.
Only two of the chiefs--Adm Ernest King and Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold--had much enthusiasm for the idea.
and his wife Joan of Millbury; two brothers, Wellington King of Farnum, VA and Ernest King of Tapponhanock VA; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Most of you know that I trace my service routes to the United States Navy, so I'll take the liberty to quote Admiral Ernest King who, in 1942, said, "I don't know what this logistics is that General Marshall is talking about, but I want some of it.
Another card was sent by purser clerk Ernest King, when the Titanic stopped off at its last port of call in Ireland before crossing the Atlantic, to his son Tom in Southampton, who was a delivery boy for Sainsbury's.
Ernest King - a footman in the 1920s - admitted that in one position he became quite involved with the second housemaid.
Every year, Ernest King conducts an environmental audit of dozens of newspapers.