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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Last week, following an appeal hearing by owner Ernest King, 56, the committee ruled in favour of the police recommendation and issued a full revocation of the premises' licence.
Ernest King of the US Navy 'really wanted to bypass the Philippines.'
Whether George Washington's harmonizing of military operations and coalition relations to gain Colonial independence, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant's complementary efforts to defeat the Confederacy's will and ability to resist, or the triumvirate of Franklin Roosevelt, George Marshall and Ernest King administering a global war, Americans have long known how to match ways, means, and ends.
The Pacific provided a broader theater of action, featuring most of the war's preeminent naval personalities from Marshal Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto to Fleet Admiral Ernest King and General Douglas MacArthur.
In his book, The Admirals, author Walter Borneman tells the story of four great Americans: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey.
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.
It was bad enough that the chief of naval operations, Admiral Ernest King, was forced to accept the existence of a U.S.
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." You can tell he was one of our leading naval elites.