John H. Hoover

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John Howard Hoover
Admiral John H. Hoover.jpg
Admiral John H. Hoover, USN
Nickname(s) "Johnny"
"Genial John"
Born (1887-05-15)May 15, 1887
Seville, Ohio
Died December 2, 1970(1970-12-02) (aged 83)
Washington, DC
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch Flag of the United States Navy.png United States Navy
Years of service 1903–1948
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Commands held Forward Area Central Pacific
Carrier Division 4
Task Force 57 Pacific Feet
Marianas Pacific Fleet
Caribbean Sea Frontier
Tenth Naval District, San Juan, PR.
Awards Navy Cross
Distinguished Service Medal (three)(United States)

Admiral John Howard Hoover (May 15, 1887 – December 2, 1970) held several flag commands during World War II most notably those in the Central Pacific under Chester W. Nimitz.[1] Hoover became one of Nimitz's trusted if little known admirals of the Pacific war.[2]


Dates of Rank[edit]

Midshipman Ensign Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Lieutenant Commander Commander Captain
O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6
US Navy O1 insignia.svg US Navy O2 insignia.svg US Navy O3 insignia.svg US Navy O4 insignia.svg US Navy O5 insignia.svg US Navy O6 insignia.svg
1903 1908 1910 1914 1917 1918 1933
Rear Admiral (lower half) Rear Admiral (upper half) Vice Admiral Admiral
O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10
US Navy O7 insignia.svg US Navy O8 insignia.svg US Navy O9 insignia.svg US Navy O10 insignia.svg
never held July 1941 May 1942 July 1948 (retired)
As Forward Area Commander, VADM Hoover discusses progress of the Iwo Jima invasion.

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  2. ^ Hoyt, Edwin P. (2000). How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals. Lyons. p. 31. ISBN 1-58574-148-5. 


  • Mason, John T. (1964). Reminiscences of John Howard Hoover. 801 Butler Library, Box 20, 535 West 114th Street, MC 1129, New York 10027, Tel. 212.854.7083: Oral History Research Office, Columbia University. 
  • Adamson, Hans Christian (1967). Halsey's Typhoons. New York: Crown. 

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