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Dec 20, 1941

Admiral Ernest J. King was announced as the designated Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet in charge of all operating naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the President. Note, in December 1944, King was promoted to Fleet Admiral.

Theater:  North America

ItemType:  Person

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2012-12-20

Tags: Admiral, CIC, Navy

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