Kinkaid, Thomas C.

Led Allied naval forces & US 7th Fleet in SW Pacific, supported Solomons, Aleutians, New Guinea, Borneo & Philippine landings and campaigns

Price: $110.00

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(1888-1972) Commander Allied Naval Forces in the SW Pacific Area (SWPA) 1943-45, concurrently commanded US 7th Fleet. USNA 1908, on battleship duty prior to US entry into WW II, then commanded a destroyer squadron. RADM commanding cruiser division in Pacific Ocean Areas (POA) command 1942, in last half of 1942 led task force built around carrier Enterprise in Solomon Islands campaign. Led North Pacific Force Jan. 1943 that regained control of the Aleutian Islands. In Nov. 1943, named VADM and Commander Allied Naval Forces SWPA, and Commander of 7th Fleet, directing US & Australian naval forces supporting New Guinea campaign, 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, and supporting land campaigns in Philippines and Borneo (1945); ADM April 1945. After the Pacific War ended in Aug. 1945, 7th Fleet assisted in operations on the Korean & China coasts. Commanded Eastern Sea Frontier and Atlantic Reserve Fleet 1946 to 1950 retirement. Returned to active duty with National Security Training Commission 195153, member for much of rest of the decade. With American Battle Monuments Commission 1953-68. TLS on 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 "Commander Eastern Sea Frontier" letterhead, New York City, February 13 1947, to a Cleveland collector sending a signed photo (not present), congratulates him on the extent of his collection and wishes him continued success with it.

Condition: Very good
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