Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet a biogrphy of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U.S. Navy by Gerald E. Wheeler

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Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .

Written in English

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  • United States,
  • Pacific Area.

Subjects:

  • Kinkaid, Thomas C. 1888-1972.,
  • United States. Navy -- Biography.,
  • United States. Navy. Fleet, 7th -- Biography.,
  • Admirals -- United States -- Biography.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.

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Book details

StatementGerald E. Wheeler.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsV63.K57 W44 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 531 p. :
Number of Pages531
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL969124M
ISBN 101557509360
LC Control Number96005671

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Kinkaid, U.S. Navy Gerald E. Wheeler. out of 5 stars 7. s: 4. The four stars in the blue field and the three points in gold refer to the numerical designation of the Seventh Fleet, which Admiral Kinkaid commanded in support Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet book General MacArthur's major operations in four areas: Hollandia, the Philippines; the Admiralties and Borneo.

The stars also refer to Admiral Kinkaid's promotion to full Admiral. The Public's Library and Digital Archive. Get this from a library. Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet: a biography of Admiral Thomas C.

Kinkaid, U.S. Navy. [Gerald E Wheeler]. Naval War College Review Volume 51 Number 4Autumn Article 24 Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U.S. Navy Frank Uhlig Jr. The Seventh Fleet is a numbered fleet of the United States is headquartered at U.S.

Fleet Activities Yokosuka, in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, is part of the United States Pacific present, it is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets, with 60 to 70 ships, aircraft Navy, Marine Corps personnel, and Coast Guard support. This is a great book that highlights one of the best commanders in wartime.

Thomas Kinkaid was the "Omar Bradley" of the Pacific. I think Thomas Kinkaid and Omar Bradley are two of the greatest military leaders of all time.

They were the guys that had to deal with the big ego's, paper pushers, and map readers/5. Commanding the Seventh Fleet in the Southwest Pacific Area duringKinkaid, as MacArthur's naval commander, carried the general's troops into battle along the north coast of New Guinea and its offshore islands.

Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U.S. Navy: Wheeler, Gerald E.: Books - In NovemberKinkaid became Commander Allied Naval Forces South West Pacific Area, and Commander of the Seventh Fleet, directing U.S. and Royal Australian Navy forces supporting the New Guinea campaign.

During the Battle of the Surigao Strait, he commanded the Allied ships in the last naval battle between battleships in history.

The Seventh Fleet was established on 19 February WWII Commanding Officers of the Seventh Fleet were: Vice Admiral Arthur S.

Carpender 19 Feb - 26 Nov Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid 26 Nov - 19 Nov In MayVice Admiral Kinkaid was listed as the Commander of Allied Naval Forces.

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Saved in: Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet: a biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U.S. Navy /. That summer, Kinkaid's fleet supported Allied efforts on Borneo. With the end of the war in August, Seventh Fleet landed troops in China and Korea.

Returning to the United States, Kinkaid assumed command of the Eastern Sea Frontier and sat on a retirement board with Halsey, Mitscher, Spruance, and Admiral John Towers. The Seventh Fleet was under command of Vice Admiral Thomas Kinkaid. His superior was General MacArthur.

His superior was General MacArthur. Kinkaid had under his command at Leyte, exclusive of the amphibious forces, six old battleships, sixteen escort carriers, four heavy cruisers, four light cruisers, thirty destroyers, and twelve destroyer.

Thomas Cassin Kinkaid was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, on 3 Aprilthe son of a Navy family. Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Junehis early commissioned service was spent in the battleships Nebraska and Minnesota. Inhe began instruction in ordnance engineering and served in that field for the next few years.

Lieutenant Kinkaid was. Looking for a book by Gerald E. Wheeler. Gerald E. Wheeler wrote Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U.S. Navy, which can be purchased at a lower price at Admiral Thomas Kinkaid () was an American admiral who commanded the 7th Fleet, cooperating with MacArthur during the liberation of the Philippines and who played a major part in the American victory at Leyte Gulf in October Kinkaid joined the navy ingraduating from Annapolis in in the bottom half of his class.

Two U.S. fleets were covering the invasion beaches—the Third Fleet, under Admiral William F. Halsey, composed mainly of fast new battleships and big carriers; and the Seventh Fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid. made up mostly of pre-Pearl Harbor battlewagons and cruisers.

In some cases, 7th Fleet commanders used common sense to carry out their missions while avoiding entanglement in the Chinese civil strife. Kinkaid’s subordinate, Vice Admiral Daniel Barbey, for example, decided that it made no sense to land Marines at the port of Chefoo on the northern coast of the Shandong Peninsula in the face of opposition from local communist forces.

The following is from the book entitled: "Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet, A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U. Navy" by Gerald E. Wheeler. ISBNpage 38 By the end of August, Kinkaid had made all command arrangements. Thomas Cassin Kinkaid (3 April – 17 November ) served as an admiral in the United States Navy during World War II.

He built a reputation as a "fighting admiral" in the aircraft carrier battles of and commanded the Allied forces in the Aleutian Islands Campaign. “Leave the Bull alone,” he once admonished his staff.

“He’s still a fighting admiral in my book.” As usual, once the Leyte beaches were secure and the enemy dealt with, the naval units on loan to the Seventh Fleet sailed away, leaving the forces commanded by Admiral Kincaid and General MacArthur greatly diminished.

Senior officers in 7th Fleet (including Kinkaid and his staff) generally assumed Halsey was taking his three available carrier groups northwards (McCain's group, the strongest in 3rd Fleet, was still returning from the direction of Ulithi), but leaving the battleships of TF 34 covering the San Bernardino Strait against the Japanese Center Force.

The US Seventh Fleet was established on 15 March when the Southwest Pacific Force was renamed. Its area of responsibility currently includes the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Battle for Leyte Gulf October The Seventh Fleet (Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid in amphibious warfare command vessel Wasatch) At the time of the Leyte landings Seventh Fleet contained vessels.

19 february U.s. navy establishes U.s. seventh fleet. 26 november vice admiral thomas C. Kinkaid takes the helm as Commander U.s. seventh fleet. 29 february seventh fleet forces land troops in the admiralty islands. 22 april seventh fleet deploys ground forces ashore at hollandia, new guinea.

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(Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U.S. Navy) pref. (Thomas Cassin Kinkaid, ). I thought I would put in some information from the book entitled "Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet" by Gerald E.

Wheeler. Page Kinkaid knew when he arraived in Brisbane that he would be wearing two hats. One hat would be that of Seventh Fleet commander and therefore under Admiral King's direct command.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (AP) —Adm. Thomas Cassin Kin kaid, who led the United States Seventh Fleet through the ma jor sea and island battles of World War II, died here yes terday of emphysema. Thomas Cassin Kinkaid (n.3 aprilie – d.

17 noiembrie ) a fost un amiral american, din timpul celui de-Al Doilea Război d s-a născut într-o familie de ofițer de marină și a absolvit Academia Navală a SUA în iunie clasându-se în a doua jumătate a clasamentului în clasa lui. Și-a câștigat reputație ca „amiral luptător” în bătăliile cu.

Hoyt, Edwin P. (), MacArthur's Navy: The Seventh Fleet and the Battle for the Philippines, New York, New York: Orion Books, ISBNOCLC Kinkaid, Thomas C. (), "Probability and Accuracy of Gun Fire", Proceedings, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute (October ): – Admiral Kinkaid, in the logistic annex of his operation plan for the seizure of the Leyte area, specified the naval bases at Manus and Hollandia as the principal sources of initial supply, and further that Seventh Fleet supply agencies in New Guinea and the Admiralties, plus CinCPOA supplements at Manus, meaning Ogden's group of Service.

Halsey then unloaded on Seventh Fleet Commander-in-Chief Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid. Describing how that fleet’s escort carriers were surprised off Samar, he wrote: “I wondered how Kinkaid had let [Rear Admiral Clifton] ‘Ziggy’ Sprague get caught like this, and why Ziggy’s search planes had not given him warning.Prelude to Pearl Harbor: the United States Navy and the Far East, by Wheeler, Gerald E.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at .Hewitt was commissioned on 25 September After an intensive period of initial training, Hewitt deployed to the Western Pacific in September and was assigned to the U.S. 7th addition to serving as a front line unit, Hewitt also acted as a good will ambassador with port visits to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Hong Kong.

Hewitt returned to San Diego in April .

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