John H. Hoover
|John Howard Hoover|
|Nickname(s)||"Johnny", "Genial John"|
May 15, 1887|
Seville, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||December 2, 1970
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1903–1948|
|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, Puerto Rico
Distinguished Service Medal (three)(United States)
John Howard Hoover (May 15, 1887 – December 2, 1970) was a United States Navy admiral who held several flag commands during World War II most notably those in the Central Pacific under Chester W. Nimitz. Hoover became one of Nimitz's trusted if little known admirals of the Pacific war.
As Forward Area Commander, VADM Hoover discusses progress of the Iwo Jima invasion.
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Dates of rank
|Midshipman||Ensign||Lieutenant Junior Grade||Lieutenant||Lieutenant Commander||Commander||Captain|
|Rear Admiral (lower half)||Rear Admiral (upper half)||Vice Admiral||Admiral|
|never held||July 1941||May 1942||July 1948 (retired)|
- 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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- "History of United States Naval Operations in WWII: Iwo Jima". TIME/CNN. 9 February 1942. Retrieved 2007-12-30.