General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OPERATION BIG SWITCH - NAVY SPORTS
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Randolph McCall Pate (b. Feb. 11, 1898, Port Royal, S.C.-d. July 31, 1961, Bethesda, Md.), U.S. Marine Corps general, was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1922 after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. During the 1920s, he was assigned duty in the Dominican Republic, China, Hawaii, and various U.S. posts. During World War II, he participated in the planning and combat phases of the Guadalcanal campaign and saw other service in the Pacific Theater. He commanded the 1st Marine Divi...
Maxwell D. Taylor was a United States (U.S.) Army officer who began his career in 1923. From 1923 to 1939 he served on various assignments including duty with the Corps of Engineers, Field Artillery, and was a language instructor at the U.S. Military Academy. In 1940 he was assigned on a special mission to Latin America in connection with hemispheric defense. During World War II (WWII) he was assigned as: commander, 12th Field Artillery Battalion (1940-1941); Secretary of the Genera...
William Fife Knowland was the son of Joseph R. Knowland, publisher of the Oakland [Calif.] Tribune. William succeeded Joseph as publisher and editor of the Tribune, and he took an active interest in U.S. and local politics. He served as a U.S. Senator from California from 1945 to 1958, and championed conservative and anti-communist policies. He ran unsuccessfully for the California governorship in 1958. From the description of William F. Knowland papers, 1900-1974 (bulk 1946-1959) (U...