Hoover, John, born 15-05-1887 in Ohio, was United States Navy Admiral. He served in World War I. During World War II he commanded the Tenth Naval District
from 1941 to 1943. He commanded Task Force 57 during the Kwajalein and Mejuro, Marshall Island landings in 1944. He then commanded the Central Pacific Forward Area, under Chester William Nimitz
1944-1945, Hoover became one of Nimitz’s trusted if little known admirals of the Pacific war. Hoover presided over the Court of Inquiry that recommended William Frederick “Bull” Halsey
face court-martial for sailing 3 Fleet into a typhoon in 1945. The recommendation was ignored by Ernst Joseph King
and Franklin Roosevelt
, who likely felt Halsey was too much of a popular hero to be subjected to public rebuke. Hoover was known as “Genial John” behind his back because of his sour attitude. Towers, the senior aviator in the Navy, said of him. An enigma. Physically fit. A positive character. Not popular. Standoffish. Lack of close relationship between him and his Staff. Neither Nimitz nor his air deputy, John Towers
Death and burial ground of Hoover, John Howard “Johnny” or “Genial John”.
Hoover died at the old age of 83, on 01-12-1970, in Washington D.C. and is buried with his wife Helen S, who died age 85 in 1981, on Arlington National Cemetery, Section 5. Close by in Section 5 the graves of General, Provost Marshal, Headquarters, IX Corps, William Abendroth
, Lieutenant General, Commander 3rd Armoured Division, nickname “Spearhead” , Frederick Brown.
Infantry Division suffered the highest casualty rate of any American Division in World War II. The Division lost 4.922 killed in action, and 18.766 wounded with a further 636 who died of wounds. Its exploits are aptly illustrated by its Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy
. During their European campaign the 3rd Division had the next causalities, 4.922 were killed in action, and 18.766 wounded with a further 636 who died of wounds. Also buried in this section, Admiral USA Navy, US 7th Fleet, Thomas Kinkaid
and Marine Corps General, Commander 4th Infantry Division, Clifton Cates
. Also buried Major General, Commanding General of the Tenth Air Force
, Clayton Lawrence Bissel