Reminiscences of Vice Admiral John L. McCrea, U.S. Navy (Retired).
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Published by U.S. Naval Institute in Annapolis, Md .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsMLCM 94/02201 (V)
The Physical Object
Pagination360 leaves ;
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1614496M
LC Control Number91155488

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Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged him to write a book, and before his passing he finally recorded his. Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged him to write a book, and before his passing he finally recorded his Released on: Novem   Vice Admiral John L. McCrea graduated from the US Naval Academy in and saw active duty in both World War I and World War II. He served as naval aide to FDR and was the first commander of the USS Iowa. After WWII he served as deputy commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet. He died in , at the age of 98, in Needham, Massachusetts/5(19).   Captain McCrea’s War chronicles Vice Adm. John L. McCrea’s experiences in WWII—working with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on difficult and unusual assignments, associating with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and commanding the USS Iowa and a task force in the : Skyhorse Publishing.

Written as beautifully-narrated reminiscences in a modest, old world style, McCrea takes the reader through a unique naval journey: from the U.S. Navy Department to the President’s side as his naval aide in —a job that climaxes as he accompanies FDR on his historic trip to the Casablanca conference in January /5(26).   Vice Admiral John L. McCrea graduated from the US Naval Academy in and saw active duty in both World War I and World War II. He served as naval aide to FDR and was the first commander of the USS Iowa. After WWII he served as deputy commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet. He died in , at the age of 98, in Needham, Massachusetts.   * A twenty-three page “secret” Memorandum for Admiral Stark of 5 February is published as Appendix B in the Reminiscences of Vice Admiral John L. McCrea, U.S. Navy (Ret.), U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland, , quoted from p. McCrea’s memo was not furnished to any investigation into Pearl Harbor. ** Ibid, McCrea memo, p. World War II from a Leader Who Saw the War from Both the White House and the Bridge of a Battleship Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged/5.

World War II from a Leader Who Saw the War from Both the White House and the Bridge of a Battleship Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged . On the 1st of November , the ships and men of Rear Admiral "Tip" Merrill's Task Force 39 steamed off the west coast of the island of Bougainville, the last . Get this from a library! Captain McCrea's war: the World War II memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's naval aide and USS Iowa's first commanding officer. [John L McCrea; Julia C Tobey] -- Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he. Captain McCrea’s War The World War II Memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Naval Aide and USS Iowa’s First Commanding Officer by Vice Admiral John L. McCrea, edited with introduction by Julia C. Tobey Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available as an e-book | On Sale: Novem ISBN | $