McCain, John S. (John Sidney), 1911-1981

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Dates:
Birth 1911-01-17
Death 1981-03-22
English

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Biographical Chronology

  • 1884 August 9: Born, Carroll County, Mississippi
  • 1901 - 1902 : Student, University of Mississippi
  • 1906: Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Commander, ensign, U.S. Navy
  • 1920: Graduate, Naval War College
  • 1935 - 1936 : Flight instructor (naval aviator), Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida
  • 1937 - 1939 : Commanded the aircraft carrier Ranger (CV-4)
  • 1939: Served as Commander of Air Forces for Western Sea Frontier and the South Pacific Force
  • 1941: Promoted through grades to Rear Admiral
  • 1943 July: Promoted to Vice Admiral
  • 1942 September - 1943 July : Chief, Bureau of Aeronautics
  • 1943 July: Deputy Chief, naval operations for air, Commander, Carrier Task Force
  • 1943 August: Rose to the rank of Vice Admiral as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
  • 1944: Returned to the Pacific Theater as Commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force Earned the Navy Cross
  • 1945: Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal with two Gold Stars for outstanding performance as an air planner and carrier task force commander and awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry
  • 1945 September 2: Witnessed the Japanese surrender on board U.S.S. Missouri
  • 1945 September 6: Died, Carrollton, Mississippi Posthumously appointed Admiral effective that date

From the guide to the John Sidney McCain Papers, 1933-1945, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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  • World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations
  • World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations

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