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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CINCUSNAVEUR CHANGE OF COMMAND LONDON, ENGLAND
referencedIn Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LAIRD VISITS HICKAM, HICKAM AFB, HAWAII
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. PRES. NIXON'S MEETING WITH SOUTH; VIETNAM'S PRES. THIEU LOCATION-MIDWAY ISLAND
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. 20TH ANNIVERSARY SIXTH FLEET (Location, At Sea/Med.)
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CLOSING OF NAVAL SHIPYARD AT BROOKLYN, N. Y
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. IWO JIMA LANDING MEMORIAL CEREMONY Armed Forces Staff College, Norva
referencedIn Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OPERATION STEELPIKE 1 (MN-10042)
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. ADMIRAL MOORER AT HICKAM AFB, HAWAII
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OPERATION STEELPIKE I MN-10042
referencedIn Ford, J. mss., 1906-1976 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 1773 - 2007. Records Concerning the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials
referencedIn Milton Caniff Collection, 1805-2007, 1910-1988 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OPERATION STEELPIKE I (MN-10042)
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) Change of Command
creatorOf John Sidney McCain Papers, 1933-1945 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) Change of Command
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. ADM. WILLIAM F. HALSEY INTERVIEWED. AMBASSADOR HOTEL, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CLOSING OF NAVAL SHIPYARD, BROOKLYN N. Y
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. COMBAT ACTION 15 NOV. 1944 TO 18 JAN. 1945: TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL AT SEA; BURIAL AT SEA
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. AN ANSWER (MN 9797)
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. SANTO DOMINGO
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CNO NORFOLK VISIT AND SECOND FLEET CHANGE OF COMMAND
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CINCUSNAVEUR CHANGE OF COMMAND LONDON, ENGLAND
referencedIn Goldberg, Arthur J. Arthur J. Goldberg papers, 1793-1990 (bulk 1941-1985). Library of Congress
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. Secretary of the Navy KNOX amp; PARTY INSPECT NOUMEA, SW Pac
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CNO NORFOLK VISIT AND SECOND FLEET CHANGE OF COMMAND
referencedIn Thach, John S. Oral history typescript entitled "Reminiscences of ADM John S. Thach, USN," Vol. I done by the U.S. Naval Institute. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. ADMIRAL McCAIN TRANSFERS AT SEA FROM USS MISSOURI
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. NAVAL ACADEMY COMMENCEMENT 1970
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. AN ANSWER MN-9797
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OPERATION STEELPIKE I (MN-10042)
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. PRES. NIXON'S MEETING WITH SOUTH VIETNAMquot;S PRES. THIEU
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. ADMIRALS REVIEW MEN ABOARD USS HORNET
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. FLEET CONFERENCElt;*gt; SCENES ABOARD ADM. HALSEYquot;S FLAG SHIP
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. MARINES AT GUADALCANAL
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CNO NORFOLK VISIT AND SECOND FLEET CHANGE OF COMMAND
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. PRESIDENT NIXON'S VISIT, JOHNSTON ISLAND
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. VICE PRESIDENT AGNEW AT HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HAWAII
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. AN ANSWER (MN-9797) Taken Aboard USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59)
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) Change of Command
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. COMBAT ACTION 15 NOV. 1944 TO 18 JAN. 1945. amp; GENERAL DECK SCENES
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. APOLLO 12 SUPPORT, PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA, PEARL HARBOR AND HICKAM AFB, HAWAII
referencedIn Burns, Robert L. Papers, 1935-1945. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. KEYSTONE EAGLE RETURN OF 9TH DIVISION 4TH BATTALION 39TH INFANTRY FROM VIETNAM TO HAWAII, HICKAM AFB, HAWAII
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AIR FORCE SUPPORT FOR APOLLO 13, PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA AND HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HAWAII
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OPERATION STEELPIKE I MN-10042
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CHANGE OF COMMAND AT CINUSNAVEUR, LONDON
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [SEPT. 15]
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. SCENES ABOARD USS MISSOURI (BB-63) Third Fleet Headquarters
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CNO NORFOLK VISIT AND SECOND FLEET CHANGE OF COMMAND
referencedIn Arthur J. Goldberg Papers, 1793-1990, (bulk 1941-1985) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OAS CHANGE OF COMMAND Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CLOSING OF NAVAL SHIPYARD AT BROOKLYN, N. Y
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. VICE PRESIDENT AGNEW, HICKAM AFB, HAWAII
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. PRES. NIXON'S MEETING WITH SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRES. THIEU
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. person
associatedWith Burns, Robert L. person
associatedWith Ford, John, 1895-1973 person
correspondedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
correspondedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
parentOf McCain, John, 1936- person
childOf McCain, John Sidney, 1884-1945 person
associatedWith Milton Caniff person
associatedWith Thach, John S. person
memberOf United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Carrier Task Force, Second corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
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Birth 1911-01-17

Death 1981-03-22

English

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