Ernest J. King In World War II

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Ernest J. King In World War II, the United States’ military once again proved their dominance. Using the strategic plan of island hopping, the strategy of gaining control of certain islands that provide benefits to the military at the same time conserving energy, several islands were gained across the Pacific by defeating Japan’s military forces. For example, the Battle of Midway, Coral Sea, Iwo Jima and several others were islands controlled by the United States throughout the war in the Pacific. To bring the war to an end in Japan while possibly save hundreds and thousands of lives, the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While the decision was controversial, it provided a landmark in history that may prevent…show more content…
Moffett was killed in a crash, and since King was the position under Moffett, he was promoted to Rear Admiral-Lower Half (O-7)3. Between 1936 and 1940, King commanded various aircraft forces. In 1938, he was promoted to the rank of vice admiral (O-9). In February on 1941, he was promoted to admiral (O-10) and assigned to Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet. After the tragic attacks of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Admiral King was demanded to come back to Washington D.C. and was then given the post of Commander in Chief of the U.S. Fleet on December 30th, 19414. He later became the Chief of Naval Operations in March 1942 replacing Admiral Stark; and later given the position of COMINCH (Commander in Chief)5. He held these two positions throughout the Second World War and led the navy by guiding their plans and global interactions. At the time, he was the only person to have ever to take responsibility for both positions as Commander in Chief and Chief of Naval…show more content…
19 Apr. 2009 <http://www.onpedia.com/encyclopedia/ernest-king>. until 1929 when he was assigned command of the Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. In June of the next year, he went to sea in command of the carrier USS Lexington which he commanded for the next two years. In 1932 he spent a year in the senior officers' course at the Naval War College. In 1933 he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral, and as a great proponent of the aircraft carrier, he was assigned to the position of Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. In 1936 until 1940 commanded various aircraft forces. During this time in 1938 he was promoted to Vice Admiral. In 1940 he spent a year on the General Board and in February 1941, he was promoted to the rank of Admiral and assigned as Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet. This was the position he held when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and Germany declared war on the U.S. On 30 December 1941 he became Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet. Patriot Files. 19 Mar. 2009 <http://www.patriotfiles.com/ index.php?name=Sections&req=viewarticle&artid=810>. s a young boy he read an article in
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